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By American Conference Institute
The American Conference Institute is proud to bring you the only event in the industry that analyzes Consumer Products Regulation & Litigation from initiation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) through class action litigation.

By Clouds and Stars
Technical regulations governing juvenile products can be overwhelming for small manufacturers. Two moms successfully navigated the winding path of entrepreneurship and regulatory compliance as they pushed toward success with the QuickZip Sheet.

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
SGS assists toy manufacturers manage ongoing changes to the implementation timetable of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 2008 (CPSIA) and oversight by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

By SGS Consumer Testing Services
In the wake of renewed consumer concern about the chemicals used in clothes and footwear and their potential for harmful effect on both individuals and the environment, national and international regulatory frameworks have been created.

By Jill Chuckas
In a letter dated July 3, 2011, the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) addressed the CPSC's recent staff briefing package on the “notice of requirements” for laboratories to become accepted to test for ASTM F963 as presented to the Commission and public

By Jill Chuckas
The HTA will testify on Thursday December 2nd at a Senate Commerce Sub-Committee oversight hearing regarding the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

By Jill Chuckas, Handmade Toy Alliance
The HTA will kick off American Craft Week (www.americancraftweek.com) on October 1, 2010 with an open call to all to pledge to buy handmade and local products this upcoming quarter (www.handmadetoyalliance.org/Community/HandmadePledge.aspx).

By Jill Chuckas, Handmade Toy Alliance
This past month, the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) launched a new web site with improved member and navigation features.

By Jill Chuckas, Handmade Toy Alliance
The week of June 21st will be the first annual Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) Blog week. Journalists and bloggers from across the country will come together during the third week in June to celebrate hand crafted children’s goods.

By Seth Goldberg - Essco Safety Check
Over 1000ppm of lead found in yellow colored bristles of a toothbrush. This product is not in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) which regulates lead in children’s products.

By Jill Chuckas
The Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) testified on April 29th at the House Energy and Commerce Sub-Committee hearing regarding the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act (CPSEA).

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary, HTA
The HTA will testify at this Thursday’s Commerce Sub-Committee hearing regarding the CPSIA. HTA Founder and Vice President, Dan Marshall, Board member Jolie Fay and Board member Randy Hertzler will travel to DC to participate.

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary Handmade Toy Alliance
This past Friday, the CPSC, released their report to Congress regarding implementation issues relating to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) as requested within the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2010.

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary, Handmade Toy Alliance
The Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) will send five of their nine Board members to the upcoming Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) workshops this Thursday and Friday, December 10th and 11th, 2009.

By Jill Chuckas
The HTA urges parents and grandparents to give handmade gifts to the children in their lives this holiday season. This year more than any other, small batch makers of toys, clothes, and accessories need their customers' support.

By Jill Chuckas
After a full year of efforts trying to save their small businesses from the mandates of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) met two important milestones yesterday.

By Jill Chuckas
The Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA), along with thirty nine other trade associations, is calling on Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas to hold an open hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee on the unintended consequences of the CPSIA.

By Jill Chuckas
HTA Board members Jill Chuckas (CT) and Kate Glynn (MA), attended a hearing in the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection on Thursday addressing issues regarding the CPSIA.

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary, HAndmade Toy Alliance
The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection has scheduled a hearing for this Thursday, September 10th regarding the CPSIA. The HTA will be sending Board members Jill Chuckas and Kate Glynn to represent the group.

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary, Handmade Toy Alliance
While long awaiting a hearing in the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Products, HTA members are frustrated that no one representing the unintended consequences of the CPSIA on small businesses has been invited to testify.

By Jill Chuckas, Secretary, Handmade Toy Alliance
The CPSC continues to issue guidance on several areas of theCPSIA, which requires all children's products to be tested by 3rd party labs. Except for toys made by Mattel, who recalled 12.7 million toys for safety hazards or lead paint since 2007.

By Outskirts Press
As the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Information Act) goes into effect, which self-publishing POD firms are in compliance with the new regulations, and which ones are not?

By Jill Chuckas
The CPSC issued guidance today on the tracking label requirements of the CPSIA. This statement of policy and enforcement comes just 3 weeks before manufacturers will be required to begin marking their products with batch tracking labels.

By Jill Chuckas-Secretary, HTA
The HTA calls for a quick confirmation of Inex Tenenbaum to the Chair of the CPSC. Her repeated calls for common sense implementation and cooperation were met with considerable optimism by HTA membership.

By Jill Chuckas
The Handmade Toy Alliance Represents Small Batch Producers of All Types of Children's Products

By Handmade Toy Alliance
Handmade Toy Alliance members Heather Flottmann, owner of Liliputians and Vicki Bodwell, owner of Warm Biscuit Bedding Company, discuss CPSIA and its unintended consequences to small business on Douglas Rushkoff’s WFMU radio show, The Media Squat

By Jill Chuckas
After an announcement this past Wednesday that Nancy Nord will step down as acting Chair of the CPSC effective June 1st, the HTA calls to Commissioner Moore to address the unintended consequences of the CPSIA.

By Jill Chuckas
The HTA applauds the House Committee on Small Business’ May 14th hearing regarding the CPSIA as a vital first step to open essential discussion regarding the many unintended consequences of the act on companies throughout the country.

By Jill Chuckas
The Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) applauds President Obama’s nomination of 2 new Commissioners to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Tuesday as a step in the right direction to remedy the many unintended consequences of the CPSIA.

By Jill Chuckas
Crafty Baby owner, Jill Chuckas, was named as Secretary and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Handmade Toy Alliance this past week.

By Handmade Toy Alliance - Jill Chuckas
Members of the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) gathered Wednesday at the Amend the CPSIA rally in DC (www.amendtheCPSIA.com). The rally was the 1st of its kind to bring together the diverse groups impacted by the unintended consequences of the CPSIA.

By Jill Chuckas
Across the country, members of the Handmade Toy Alliance (HTA) continue their vehement efforts to make common sense changes to this broad reaching legislation that has done little to improve safety in children’s products.

By Tristan Benz
With CPSIA now in effect, there is no time to waste - ALL citizens need to learn how new CPSIA law impacts WE the PEOPLE and our children / their future, here in America. I speak to the critical impact CPSIA has on authority of WE the PEOPLE in USA.

By Jill Chuckas,CraftyBaby, handmadetoyalliance.org
The HTA continues to be at the forefront of delivering clear, concise information to assist artisans, small manufacturers and retail shop owners through this technical and difficult to understand legislation. They have outlined clarifications here.

By Jill Chuckas, Handmade Toy Alliance
Members of the Handmade Toy Alliance will be attending the upcoming Toy Fair held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from February 15 – 18, 2009. An HTA press conference has been scheduled for Sunday, February 15th at 1:30-booth #1249.

By President, USBookPrint, Div. of Delta Graphic M
USBookPrint Division of Delta Graphic Management, Inc., a leading provider of printed products for over 15 years, has announced a CPSIA Package to help children’s book publishers.

By Cecilia Leibovitz, owner, CraftsburyKids.com
The Handmade Toy Alliance's (www.handmadetoyalliance.org) initiative on Change.org, won its place as one of the top ten ideas for change in America.

By Jupitex
CPSIA requirements includes GCC, Lead, Phthalates are already updates on the blog. Some tips and guidelines can be found at there.

By Jupitex
1st blog of Textile & Apparel Bulletin with free providing the market news and technical updates, has been already launched.



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