This is the last day to get a message in to the CPSC about exempting either certain items or certain sellers from the new law that goes into effect on February 10th. The link that has the e-mail addy and instructions is: http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/ComponentPartsComments.pdf
Hopefully they will listen and make ammendments or exemptions, or else hand made goods and small/work at home businesses that make things for children 12 under will become few and far between.
You can also use this link to call your Congressman and let them know what you think about this.
1) First look up your member of congress (if you don't know already) http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm 2) "Then call your member of Congress. The Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121, just ask for their office. (If you don’t know who that is, find out.) Don’t worry, they won’t actually answer the phone. An eager 23 year old staffer will, though, so please tell them that you are a constituent — they’ll probably ask for your name and address — and you’d like to see a delay in the implementation of the CPSIA to consider exemptions for one of a kind items and those made with natural materials."