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Consumer Product Safety Commission releases Report to Congress on CPSIA

On Friday the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released its Report to Congress regarding difficulties encountered with enforcing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The report notes that used books have emerged as a particular problem due to the retroactive nature of the law, adding that the retroactive applicability of…

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Immediate Action Needed: Call the Acting Commissioner of CPSC and Express the Concern of Libraries about CPSIA

A public meeting was held January 22, and Cheryl Falvey, General Counsel for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), stated that a decision should be made by the first week of February regarding libraries.  She advised libraries not to take any action at this time, and we are hopeful that…

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ALA Executive Director Emily Sheketoff Appears on Online Radio Program to Discuss Implications of CPSIA

On Monday, January 12, Emily Sheketoff was a guest on Paul Butler’s online radio program to discuss the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and the potential  impact it may have on libraries.  Other guests on the show included  Scott Wolfson of the CPSC and Jill Chuckas of the Handmade Toy…

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Children’s Books and the CPSIA — STANDBY – Situation “Fluid”

In August 2008, the 110th Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to protect children under 12 from exposure to lead following widespread reports about the dangers of children’s toys coming in the United States from China and other places.  This new law is administered by the Consumer…

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Congress clears bill that protects libraries from enforcement of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

After three years, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) issue has been resolved! On August 1, U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) introduced H.R. 2715, a bill to provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with greater authority and discretion in enforcing the consumer product safety laws, and for…

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