Category Archives: CPSIA

Studying Economics Makes You Greedy

Or it makes you less likely to donate to causes favored by the left, depending on how you look at it. Here’s a hilarious send up. This just in: The study of physics makes people less compassionate. Data show that when cornered at a party by the inventor of a perpetual motion machine, physics majors […]

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EU Bans Parties for Children Under 14

Okay, that’s an exaggeration, and a pretty wild one.  But what they have banned is balloons and party whistles, those noisemakers you blow and a long curled cylinder of paper unfurls.  Whistles. Children under 14 apparently cannot be trusted with those dangerous things. Balloons aren’t my favorite toy, and I know kids can choke on […]

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The Might of the Fed Against Your Glass of Clean, Wholesome Milk

Over at Food Renegades I found this blood pressure raising story. here’s an excerpt: According to Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler, you do not have a fundamental right to consume the food you grow or own or raise. The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the pioneers in defending food sovereignty and freedom, recently argued […]

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Tentatively good news on the CPSIA front

A couple years ago Congress essentially banned the resell of children’s books older than 1985, and their draconian law caused our local library to dump a boatload of their children’s books.  They also put some resell stores out of business, and made it a huge liability to those stores that did stay in business to […]

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Clear As Mud

The CPSC: Does the new requirement for total lead on children’s products apply to children’s books, cassettes and CD’s, printed game boards, posters and other printed goods used for children’s education? In general, yes. CPSIA defines children’s products as those products intended primarily for use by children 12 and under. Accordingly, these products would be […]

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