So if you've been hiding under a rock this afternoon you may not have heard the news. The CPSC has granted a one year stay of testing and certification requirements for certain products under the CPSIA. Yup. It's true.
Now, the CPSIA will still require that all products sold be under the required lead and phthalate limits but what they will not require, at least for the next year, is pricey, redundant testing to prove that these limits have been met. So, if I know that my supplier has tested my ribbon and it meets said safety standards then I do not have to retest and do not have acquire certified proof.
At zuzu girl handmade, we still plan on continuing with a portion of our XRF component testing that we initiated yesterday (what timing!) on the few parts that could potentially contain lead. But the scope of our testing is greatly decreased and for that we are more than thankful. Tearfully thankful.
Kudos to all those who worked so hard to make this happen...
Links for those that want to read more...