This story about the affect the toy police and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act is from Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Anne Northup. She says:
As a Kentuckian who knows how badly we need more jobs, it’s a shame to hear from a local hometown business who is genuinely trying to comply with the CPSIA, but finding that the costs are so great that they simply cannot afford the testing. Please read the letter I received below and if you have a similar story, email it to me at [email protected].
Commissioner Northup printed parts of the letter in which a small children’s doll maker explains that it stopped making a line of dolls because it could not afford to pay $117,000 to test the dolls’ component parts for lead content. The CPSIA prohibits the sale of any products to children if the product contains more than a super microscopic amount of lead.