What is the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act?
THE NEW CPSIA AND 100% COTTON FABRICS - On February 10, 2009 the new CPSIA law became effective. This new law covers children's toys as well as child care items. A “children’s toy” means a product intended for a child 12 years of age or younger for use when playing, and a “child care article” means a product that a child 3 and younger would use for sleeping, feeding, sucking or teething.
On January 30, 2009 the CPSC granted a stay for testing and certification to all manufacturers and importers until February 10, 2010.
To help small businesses understand the new law, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission issued a Guide to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for Small Businesses,
Resellers, Crafters and Charities (hereinafter referred to as the Guide). If you have any questions, you can view the Guide online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/smbus/sbguide.pdf Based on the recommendations of Table B and Table C in the CPSC Guide, dyed and undyed textiles (including cotton) can be used and are ok to sell. We have been reassured by the Guide that the use of 100% cotton fabrics is safe.
CPSIA AND MANUFACTURER TESTING - On January 30, 2009 the CPSC granted a stay for testing and certification by manufacturers until February 10, 2010. We are hopeful that manufacturers will voluntarily comply with testing and certification before the February 10, 2010 deadline. As a retailer, we don't recommend the use of untested fabrics in toys or child care items intended for children under the age of 13 years if you are uncomfortable with the guidelines issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in the Guide.
PLEASE - Do not purchase untested fabrics if you are not comfortable with the recommendations of The CPSC Guide.
Why Do I Have To Pay A $2.20 Signature Confirmation Fee When I Pay Through PayPal?
PayPal now requires Signature Confirmation of delivery on ALL orders paid for through PayPal. Please be advised that ALL ORDERS PAID FOR THOUGH PAYPAL ONLY will be invoiced and include a Signature Confirmation fee of $2.20 in addition to the Shipping & Handling Fee listed. Customers who pay through PayPal without the Signature Confirmation fee waive their PayPal Buyer Protection. Additionally, PayPal customers will need to sign before their package can be delivered. This may require customers to pick up their package at a local post office. Packages returned unclaimed will be subject to another Shipping & Handling Fee and Signature Confirmation Fee before orders can be re-shipped.
CYBER MONDAY SALE
LIMITED TIME - 40% STOREWIDE SAVINGS PASS - Save 40% Storewide Monday, November 30th. This savings pass will end soon so we can offer other deals throughout the day. We'll post a 30 minute warning on our Home Page with an end time. Use Google Checkout Coupon Code "Thanks" to save 40% off your merchandise total with NO MINIMUM on your Google Checkout order.