I can't understand why Etsy, that professes to care about the issues surrounding all it's merchants of children's items, pulling my CPSIA listing. There is a group of sellers of children's items on Etsy that have joined together to "protest" the CPSIA Law which goes into effect on February 10, 2009.
This law will force small artisans, stay at home mom's, grandmothers and grandfathers that create items for children 12 and under to have their "final" products tested by a Third Party certified testing lab. The costs are staggering!
My listing for my Tools for Tots-Tool box, with the required testing fees, would sky rocket to $10,940.00! My normal charge is $20. This is the ACTUAL price I would have to charge to recover the testing fees, plus my usual $20 price tag. Below you will find the actual listing as posted in my store on Etsy.
"CPSIA INSPIRED SPECIAL-Tools for Tots-Baby/Toddler Tool Box $10,940.00
Be the first to purchase the new CPSIA Inspired Tools for Tots Tool Box! I can just about guarantee you you'll be the first parent on the block to own this beauty.....and we KNOW that YOUR baby is well worth the price!
Based on the new CPSIA law which goes into effect on February 10, 2009, and using the current costs for testing this tool box is a steal!
My Tool for Tots Tool Box has a grand total of 26 "different" components....as follows:
* 6 different fabrics
* 17 different embroidery and regular sewing threads
* 1 kind of interfacing
* 1 hypoallergenic polyfil stuffing
* 1 length of belt webbing for handle
At $70 PER COMPONENT for lead testing, that adds $1,820.00 to the cost. PLUS each of the 26 components need to be tested for phthalates at $350 per component which adds an additional $9,100.00. Add that to the "true" cost of the Tools for Tots tool box, at $20.00 and you have a total of $10,940.00
Jump on this listing because at this price it won't last long!! NOT !!!!
And I am offering FREE SHIPPING anywhere on this item, how can you go wrong!!
For further information, please read:
cotton flannel, fleece, cotton thread, poly embroidery thread, belt webbing, interfacing, stuffing
Item ships from: United States
• United States: $0.00 ($0.00 if shipped with another item)
accepts the following forms of payment:
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