Wednesday, July 1, 2009

CPSIA - Bedtime (Horror) Story

This recent post by Wacky Hermit tells the CPSIA saga told as a bedtime story. She also exposes the excesses of our own Illinois laws relating to lead, including the incredible (untested) rule that home searches have been authorized if your child or two children in your building test at or above CDC lead blood limits. Nice! Thank heavens for a government looking out for our own best interests. Perhaps the next rule will be that we have to leave a key under the welcome mat for helpful government inspectors whenever they feel the urge to check out the safe environment of our homes.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every once in a while I miss living in Chicagoland. I think I am cured now. I lived there for 7 years.

DId our Mr. President author that piece of legislation before he moved on to DC? He was a cosponsor of the lovely labeling requirements in the CPSIA.

Barb

Rick Woldenberg, Chairman - Learning Resources Inc. said...

Chicago's still a terrific place to live - come back to visit anytime! The legislative environment right now is off the charts. When a handful of alderman and a city council thinks it knows more the FDA about health and safety (such as Chicago and BPA), you know there's trouble ahead. We have to use our power as voters to stop this train before the inevitable wreck.

Wacky Hermit said...

Thanks for the link! I figure with only a handful of lead poisoning cases reported each year, the odds of having two in the same building are pretty low. But still, on principle I object to laws that would allow such a thing.