I’m a very non-political person, so somehow it never fails to surprise me when a law actually has an effect on me. The law in question is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), a very well-intentioned law with frightening consequences. It requires end product lead testing of all products intended for children age 12 and under. By “all products”, they mean everything from books to clothes to lightbulbs in microscopes. By end product testing, they mean that even if you use certified organic cotton to make a t-shirt and screen print it with certified organic ink, you still have to pay for the testing of the finished product. Pretty crazy! We at BabyBuzz love nothing more than to support the entreprenuer, particularly the mom entreprenuer: the imaginative, craftaholic mom, often inspired by having had a baby, who has created a business out of a hobby. The CPSIA threatens to put hundreds of thousands of small businesses out of business because they simply can’t afford to pay for the testing. Just what our economy needs. Some of our many products developed by mom-owned an operated businesses are: BabyLegs, Giddy Giddy Hair Clips, Scooterbees eco-friendly shoes, Emily Green Placemats, Bebe Au Lait (Hooter Hiders) Nursing Covers, Yikes Twins hooded towels, and Patemm diaper changing pads. Today is the last day to vote at Change.org for Save Small Business from the CPSIA a proposal from the Handmade Toy Alliance to help to save small business.