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Trade body calls meeting to protest new law on childrenswear
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Feb '09
The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Childrenswear is bringing together New York manufacturers and family business workers on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11 a.m. in the heart of the garment district to protest the runaway regulations the Consumer Product Safety Commission will soon put on more than 100 local small businesses in New York and call on Congress to intervene before these new rules go into effect February 10th.

The new regulations would retroactively apply a new lead standard and testing program for children's clothing already on store shelves and in the inventory pipeline, forcing manufacturers to take back upwards of $500 million in returns of SAFE products.

This would have a devastating impact on a critical small business sector in New York at the worst possible time, costing the city up to 4,000 jobs and driving several family-owned companies out of business -- all with no public health benefit.

Background:
President Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) on August 14, 2008. The law makes many important and long overdue improvements to the system governing the safety of consumer products sold in the United States. Although the popular focus of the CPSIA was on toys, and in particular excessive levels of lead in toys, the Act makes significant changes to product safety laws affecting clothing and footwear as well.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ruled that the new lead restrictions will apply retroactively to goods already in inventory, although Congress did not explicitly state that the ban on lead should be interpreted this way. Other bans and requirements in the CPSIA are applied prospectively. While CPSC has granted exemptions to some organizations, requests from the childrenswear industry have been denied.


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