I am livid. I haven't posted in weeks about this issue because honestly, I can't contain my anger and emotions enough to get a decent thought out. But today I have to do this, NOT because the CPSIA means many things for myself and my family including the possible complete closure of kung fu bambini and Violet Handmade Boutique, but because it means SO MUCH MORE for our children and their future. BOOKS, people, if nothing else lights a fire under your booties, BOOKS ARE BANNED the way this legislation reads right now.
"... require public, school, academic and museum libraries to either remove all their books or ban all children under 12 from visiting the facilities, beginning on February 10."
Did you read that? Read it again.
You don't believe me? Think this HAS to be an internet scam? Somehow it is real. It has been my nightmare for several weeks now as I combed through the legislation and the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) interpretations and found that my line, kung fu bambini, is in fact considered a HAZARDOUS GOOD after February 10th unless I do testing that would amount in the thousands of dollars.
HAZARDOUS GOOD until proven otherwise.
I will get to my story in another post. For now, I just want you to know about this law. I want you to know how far reaching it is and I want you to be mad. IRATE in fact. That our lawmakers see fit to "protect" my child from lead by banning ALL things EVER made for them until proven innocent is a travesty to say the least. It should be said that their intention was good, but the solution is disastrous.
Straight from the ALA (American Library Association):
Get started with that and I'll be doing a facts and links post and then a personal post about why kung fu bambini and Violet will most likely be closing before February 10th.
I hope to be able to control my anger and emotion while providing you with just the facts.
Humble beginnings.... one of the very first kung fu bambini outfits complete with headscarf, matching receiving blanket and one orange squirming bundle of Mia inspiration. At that early time in 2002 the line was called Kungfugrrl by Mommy & Mia.