Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are we seeing a pattern here?

The Product Safety Letter summarizes last week's public meetings of the US Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel's (USA-ITA), sharing how they are affected by the excessive costs of the CPSIA…

“Several representatives of USA-ITA companies told Northup that they have quit selling certain items to avoid the rigors of CPSIA testing. ‘We completely got out of children’s jewelry.’”

“Said another, representing a company that sells t-shirts, the shirts’ designs now feature less colors to cut down on testing costs.”

They are “hard-hit by having to meet the dual requirements of federal standards and those set by U.S. states”

(Product Safety Letter, March 15, Northup Says riders May Be Best Chance for CPSIA Change)

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