Under the CPSIA, which was passed by Congress in August, children’s products are required to undergo stringent testing for lead and phthalates. Currently, the General Counsel of the CPSC is interpreting the law to apply to ordinary, paper-based books for children 12 years of age or younger, so that all such books and product would have to be tested for lead content. Therefore, public, school, academic and museum libraries would be required either to remove all their children’s books or ban all children under 12 from visiting the facilities as of February 10.
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Can you imagine not being able to take our children to the library until they are 12 years old? And the library at children's schools being on lock down? This is ridiculous! I was already upset about how this is going to effect small businesses that sell used clothes and toys and people that make items from home that can't afford to have every item tested for lead. And now this!
Yet another reason I need LESS government in my life!
What can we possibly do to stop this?