Tag Archives: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

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 other purposes.  This bill provides the further guidance that the ... Read More »

Congressman Lee Calls on Consumer Product Safety Commission To Clarify Law That Could Force Libraries to Destroy Children’s Books

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 OFFICE OF U.S. Rep. Chris Lee (NY-26) Contact: Andrea Bozek/Mike Ricci 202-225-5265 (office)/716-598-4500 (cell) WASHINGTON — Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to clarify whether libraries will soon face the prospect of destroying children’s books in order to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. To date, ... Read More »

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Update

Emily Sheketoff, Director of the American Library Association’s Washington Office spoke yesterday with Pamela Gilbert, the Obama Transition Team Leader for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Ms. Gilbert understands our concerns with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).  She believes we were wise to go to Congress and recommend that they communicate the Congressional intent, not to include ... Read More »

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 Alliance (and owner of Crafty Baby). To learn more about ... Read More »