Saturday, January 31, 2009

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing & Certification Requirements

For those following - the following press release was sent out yesterday by the CPSC - looks like we are making some headway! Does this mean we are all done with it- NO, however, it looks as if they are realizing the impact and the scope of such a "general" law that it affects to many small businesses.

Here is the release (in part). To read the whole release and any other supporting documents please click on the following link:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously (2-0) to issue a one year stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements for manufacturers and importers of regulated products, including products intended for children 12 years old and younger. These requirements are part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which added certification and testing requirements for all products subject to CPSC standards or bans.
Significant to makers of children’s products, the vote by the Commission provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for new total lead content limits (600 ppm), phthalates limits for certain products (1000 ppm), and mandatory toy standards, among other things. Manufacturers and importers – large and small – of children’s products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.
The decision by the Commission gives the staff more time to finalize four proposed rules which could relieve certain materials and products from lead testing and to issue more guidance on when testing is required and how it is to be conducted.
The stay will remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time a Commission vote will be taken to terminate the stay.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Members are being added almost daily!

Welcome to all the new members of the Infinitely Sweet Etsy team!
We are up and running and new members are being added almost daily. When we are all here - we will start an exciting launch or on-line party or a little something to celebrate!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Infinitely Sweet Theme Song!!

Finally, you can all hear the IS theme song!

how infinite & sweet,
this love so rescuing
this great love that has redeemed........
As one, we sing - Hallelujah!
Welcome to the home of the Infinitely Sweet Etsy Team.

Infinitely Sweet is an established yahoo group of creative and talented women. We created our Etsy team as a way for us all to help promote one another’s businesses and talents. Etsy is about promoting and showcasing handmade items by crafters. Please check out all the great Infinitely Sweet Etsy Shops. Every few weeks we will be featuring a member’s Etsy Shop. The featured shop will have a product photo in the right hand corner and their shop name will be listed. They will also get a blog entry about them. Be sure to check your fellow team members shop out and check back for the next featured shop.

Infinitely Sweet Team Etsy Shop's Slideshow