Saturday, January 24, 2009

ETSY Stands with it's Sellers of Children's Products...


Yesterday, Friday, Matt from Etsy Admin. held a virtual chat with concerned Etsy Sellers regarding the CPSIA laws and the ramifications to our stores.  The chat was laced with "technical difficulties" but he kept at it until he got them fairly well worked out.  It was wonderful to see Etsy stand up and link arm and arm with it's Sellers....in fact....it's about darn time.

I don't think that they (Etsy) realized how big a deal this was and how it was impacting those of us that have been fighting this thing tooth and nail.  We go from civil disobedience to being totally insane over what is happening to us all.  It often feels as if we are knocking our heads against a brick wall and everyone is standing around watching us....

Etsy decided to allow us to put our "CPSIA Inspired" listings back up for the time being.....and we agreed to that.  We will, if asked by Admin., take them down on January 30th when the "public comment" window has closed.

So please, if you have not done so, write to whomever you can and try and get them interested enough to do something about this law.  If you sell children's items or not, this is going to impact YOU TOO!

Join the Handmade Toy Alliance for the most up to date information on the CPSIA law...

http://groups.google.com/group/handmade-toys?hl=en

You do not need to be a manufacturer of children's toys to join, joining is free....

1 comment:

sewmelody said...

I absolutely love this little tool set:). What a shame this is all happening. Praying for a change.