Today 1-28-09 is National Bloggers Day, The Etsy forums formed this day for all to blog in and be aware of this new law. One note on a blog says it all: To The Lover Of All Things Homemade: Due to the new law you will now be given a cotton ball and instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after its passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won't be available next winter and the same goes for any garment made for your child without going through expensive testing.
To the American Economy already struggling under an economy that hasn't been this week in decades, the American economy will be hit with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.
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