Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jobs and the CPSIA

What's Haunting America's Toy Industry?

"At a time when the federal government should be doing everything possible to preserve jobs and stimulate economic growth, the CPSIA is doing the exact opposite. In effect, it is essentially anti-stimulus legislation."

Let us know how CPSIA is affecting jobs in your business. What changes can we make at the CPSC to mitigate the impact of the CPSIA? Or do you think a change in the law is needed? Suggest a change here or email me at Commissioner_Northup@cpsc.gov.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Was Toy Fair a "Big Deal" to you?

The Toy Industry Association's Toy Fair was held this week in New York City, and while I unfortunately wasn't able to attend, Mark Chenoweth from my office enjoyed meeting many of you. It was a great opportunity for us to hear from a variety of toy makers, see the latest and greatest toys, and get a feel for your reactions to the emerging and pertinent issues facing the industry.

As you know, I am very interested in your experience and would love to hear what you have to say about this year's Toy Fair:

- What did you learn, particularly about the CPSIA and CPSC?

- Do you feel more confident now than you did before the Toy Fair?

- Was the CPSIA a topic of conversation between you and non-CPSC staff? If so, what was the general consensus?

- How was this year's fair compared to past ones as far as attendance and morale?

Your feedback is much appreciated! Email me at Commissioner_Northup@cpsc.gov