I had written about the cpsc granting a 1 year stay on testing and certification over at Wallypop, but forgot to mention it here. yay!
The one year will give Congress a chance to untangle the mess they created (unlikely) OR will give the CPSC more time to go thru the administrative rulemaking process. CPSC doesn’t have the authority to delay compliance with the limits of the law (the lead limits and phahalates limits), but they have allowd manufacturers and retailers to avoid testing requiremtns for a year.
So I’ll still need to test a few things, but I don’t have to do nearly the same extensive and redundant testing I woudl have had to do otherwise. That makes me super happy.
Now hopefullly they’ll use this year wisely to consider the evidence presented to them by the apparel industry re: the unliklihood of lead being in textiles.