January 24, 2009

Huh?!

I'm not sure the CPSC even understands the CSPIA. I just finished watching the raw footage of the former director, Julie Vallese, talking about the act. She uses phrases like "the law is not defined" and "our understanding of the law . . . " Huh? Did you guys write the law, or no? Am I missing something here?

Like I said a few days ago, I have mixed feelings about all of this. But it's frustrating that the people responsible for the law are so vague. The interviewer really pulled out some information about resellers and consignment shops, but I wish she would have questioned her about homemade items for children.

And don't even get me started on the "mommy bloggers spreading misinformation about this" comment . . .

2 comments:

sara said...

Yeah, I can't even get a clear idea of whether or not burp cloths are affected. I personally think they are for the mom and not the child, but everything is so VAGUE! grrr! :)

Smith Family Blog said...

Uh, not to get to "lawyer" here, but "the law is not defined" would be admitting that the law is vague... which is a reason to strike it. I smell a legal challenge! Don't get too discouraged yet, etsy sellers! :) (although I, for one, am using it as a great excuse to buy everything I might ever need... :) )
Download that footage! You may be able to use it in court. :)