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The holidays are coming and the world's largest toymaker (hint Mattel) has just been granted an exemption from third party testing its toys for lead. The CPSIA law was created because of Mattel, and they've managed to skirt it, while crafters and micro businesses making inherently lead free products pay dearly (or go out of business) to remain "legal."
There is hope. Read my CPSIA article on Etsy's blog and learn about some of the latest news on this complicated law. Our voices are making a huge difference. Let's keep fighting together for change!
P.S Please consider joining the Handmade Toy Alliance. Each business or consumer who joins makes our collective voice louder, and our influence stronger.