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    Hello all,

    I was reading a old scroll saw wood working and craft magazine (fall 2009) with giraffe puzzle on cover. I was reading the article on page 8 about the new law coming in to effect. About if you make toys you have to pay a 3rd party to test them for lead. In magazine it said coming in 2010 but I looked at the website and it looks like they are taking comments from the public next month. So please get the word out. Thanks. Here is website.
    Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) Information

    The website in magazine is.
    Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) Information

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    Last I heard (about 2 weeks ago) they have amended the bill and folks like us are being excluded from testing. They finally woke up.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Mike, do you have a link to that info?

      David

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      • #4
        The Handmade Toy Alliance > Home
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          Link Found here:
          http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/P...NewsItems.aspx

          This might be it. I dont know the site or if it is trustworthy, but it was a link from The Handmade Toy Alliance website:

          http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y11/m08/i19/s02
          Last edited by hammer7869; 08-24-2011, 08:05 PM. Reason: found it?!?

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          • #6
            The way I read it, it sounds like we're excluded from the major $$$$$ testing, but still sounds like there may be the "alternative testing", whatever that might be... Sorry, but I just don't trust bureaucracies trying to justify their existence. (Had to deal with that while in the AF )

            David

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            • #7
              I have been associated with a WW club for many years that has a Toys for Tots program. We have avoided issues with the new law by doing the following:

              - We apply no finish of any kind. Not even mineral oil.

              - Our toys have no removable parts.

              - Our toys are 100% wood. No plastic part or decals.

              - If plywood is used all edges are wrapped with solid wood.

              - We only use domestic wood.
              Scott
              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
                Last I heard (about 2 weeks ago) they have amended the bill and folks like us are being excluded from testing. They finally woke up.
                I had not heard that! That is the best news ever! Thanks for sharing.

                SQ
                If you can't fix it with sawdust and glue, it's not worth fixing.

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                • #9
                  David I'm unable to find the link. I'll keep looking.
                  "Still Montana Mike"

                  "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                  Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                  • #10
                    You can get some good information on finishing toys here as well as link to the official PDF guide from the Product Safety Commission concerning safety for crafts products.
                    Bruce
                    . . . because each piece will be someone's heirloom someday.
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                    • #11
                      I do not trust them (The government) so after this year I plan to stop making and selling toys. I am afraid that, even though I never have used any kind of finish on the toys, I may have to have them tested just to prove that.
                      Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                      "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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