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Take Action to Reform the Changes to CPSIA

The other day I posted quite a few videos on the subject of a new law that goes into effect on February 10, 2009. It will hurt many small businesses and in fact it is already making a detrimental impact to many of them. My friend Tristan provided me with links to resources where you the consumer, manufacturer, parent and concerned citizen can go to educate yourself on this issue and help the fight to get reform so that we can work together to save these small hardworking businesses.

Tristan states in an e-mail to me.

SUPER double great point – our cherished right / responsibility as citizens includes knowing who to contact and how to make our voices heard, to shape our government.

She then provided me with a ton of links for you.

Here are links to allow citizens to contact their reps in their states:



The following links – some where people can sign petitions.

Generals threads for anyone :

for toy makers :

for children’s clothing, doll clothes, hair bows, and accessory makers :

Also a class action lawsuit that’s being put together – http://reformcpsia.org/2009/01/class-action-lawsuit/#usermessagea

Take some action or we could wind up with cheaply made plastic crap for the rest of our children’s lives.

In the Details

In the Details
Photo-A-Day #1376

I like to shoot things up close. I love the macro settings on my camera and the macro lens. But sometimes I get a pretty decent shot just by getting up close to something and seeing it from a different perspective. A State Trooper, and good friend, of ours lives at our house. He always parks his cruiser next to my car so today I saw the way the fender looked with the words State Police and thought, that looks cool let me get a nice shot of that. And I wasn’t too impressed with it but I still liked it a bit.

MA State Cruiser

Something really cool that I’ve been using lately is the site called Shuttercal. It is a small site but works really well. You can upload a photo-a-day, something I really like and know a little something about, to the site. You can make friends and you can comment on each others’ photos. The thing that I really like is that it limits you to one photo each day so as a friend it is easy to check out the best photo for that person each day. Commenting is easy and uploading and adding images is also very easy.

A site that I am also working with is called www.picadmedia.com and there will be little ads on my images for a while. If you see something that is inappropriate please let me know. So far the ads are pretty decent and certainly unobtrusive. You won’t see them unless you mouse over my images. I have no idea what the income is for this and so I will keep you informed as to whether this is worth looking into. Please let me know what you think of the little ads, do they bother you, do you like them, do you care?

Here is something that you should care about is you are a parent. The CPSIA is going to kills small home based business.