I am going to be feeding updates on yesterday's Washington meeting over the next few days. There is a fair bit to digest and explain. I want to do justice to the importance of the topic. Please bear with me!
In the meantime, here are some basic documents to read. The meeting was attended by the following people or groups, and some of them presented their positions in writing. If they gave out written remarks, I have linked to the documents below:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Handmade Toy Alliance
American Apparel & Footwear Association
Consumer Federation of America
Printing Industries of America
Toy Industry Association
Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association
National Association of Manufacturers
Alliance for Children's Product Safety (yours truly)
American Chemistry Council
Retail Industry Leaders Association
The meeting was also attended by staff representing both the Majority (Republicans) and Minority (Democrats) on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as interested parties like staff from the offices of various members of Congress (notably, Rep. Mary Bono-Mack, incoming Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade).