Sunday, July 24, 2011

CPSIA - Participate in the AAFA Email Campaign to AMEND THE CPSIA!

The American Apparel and Footwear Association sent out the following request to the thousands of affected companies and individuals concerned about Congress' inaction on the CPSIA.  Please show your support by sending in an email in support of ECADA (the pending CPSIA Amendment in the House Energy and Commerce Committee).

Thank you!

"Hi.  At some point over the past few years, you have contacted Congress to urge relief from the crushing burdens of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) using the legislative action center that we host on the AAFA website. Your advocacy has proved critical in raising Congressional awareness of the many problems that have characterized the CPSIA so far.

But we still need your help. Urgently!

A key House committee is currently considering amendments to the CPSIA that would provide relief in a number of areas, including testing, inaccessibility for phthalates, very small business, used products, ATVs and bikes, and retroactive application of the lead rules.

This amendment (H.R. 1939) will make our product safety system operate smarter while making sure that small businesses and other product safety stakeholders don’t get smothered in stifling regulations, extraordinary testing costs, and burdensome paperwork. We can’t let serious product safety risks be ignored while we endlessly test safe products and drive companies out of the children’s product business.

This amendment will not be considered unless Members of Congress hear from their constituents – you and your neighbors – demanding immediate action.

Help us bring commonsense back to our product safety rules.

Time for action is now. Your voice matters.

Please take a moment and send an email to your elected House and Senate members urging them to swiftly pass an amendment to the CPSIA. Please urge your family and friends to contact Congress.

Click here to make your voice heard and help get action on this important issue.


Steve Lamar
Executive Vice President
American Apparel and Footwear Association

Please see below some important resources:

- Copy of NAM ad that appeared in the Hill Newspaper urging action

- Op-Ed by Product Safety Expert Eric Stone describing the CPSIA Amendment

- Editorial from The Wall Street Journal

- Read ECADA"

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