Friday, January 7, 2011

CPSIA - First Update on House CPSIA Meeting

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
Consumers Union
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
ATV Industry
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).

More later!


Ben said...

I see the AAP would want the lead limit lowered to 40 ppm. Where'd they pull that number out of?

Ben said...

Btw Rick, were any of Issa's staff there? I read he is interested in over-reaching regulation.

Wacky Hermit said...

Ben, I can guess where they pulled the 40 ppm lead number out of, but this is a family blog. ;)

I was not impressed by the AAP's letter. For people who spend 8 years studying medical science, they sure don't seem to be up on their chemistry or the scientific method.