With Mr. Obama now in office, having instructed us with his "Let's Change America" slogan, I am energized all over again to attack the vindictive and misguided CPSIA before it's too late. February 10 is a mere 21 days away. The government has only three weeks to come to its senses. Do you realize that the CPSC has received literally thousands of requests for advice, rulings and clarifications and answered only a tiny portion? Implementing this law with so many points unresolved (and unresolvable) should be considered a crime. Today, the Obama administration ordered a halt in all rulemaking, echoing a move by the Bush administration in January 2001. It would be foolish to believe this was intended to help us, but it may in fact have that effect. If this Executive Order clogs up the CPSIA pipeline, then there may be no choice but to hit the "pause" button.
In the meantime, as this gets more urgent by the second, please write Congress and call your representatives every day to tell them what you think. This matters needs urgent intervention.