Please Watch this Video and Keep Handmade Toys Legal in the U.S.!

 

 

Please take a moment to watch this video.  See all those beautiful toys the children are playing with?  In 55 days they WILL be illegal unless the toymakers can come up with $4,000 per toy to pay for safety testing.  Yes, all of these toys and anything else you make and sell, or any handmade toy from any other country including Europe (who has much stricter safety standards than the U.S.) will become illegal.  Unless we contact our senators and representatives and tell them to alter (not eliminate) this toy safety law ready to go into action.  This is NOT about removing the safety regulations that will keep our children from lead-painted toys or pthalates in their drinking bottles.  This is about charging small toy makers exorbitant fees they can’t afford and even hope to stay in business.

If you’re a blogger too, I urge you to add any of the following banners to your site and link them to http://handmadetoyalliance.org.  

If you need help with the code, or you don’t know how to add a button to your sidebar, please feel free to contact me at themommyspot at gmail dot com.  I’ll gladly give you a hand!

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5 thoughts on “Please Watch this Video and Keep Handmade Toys Legal in the U.S.!

  1. I would like to see an update on this situation. I am in the process of launching my website to market my homemade stuffed toys. Can anyone give me the most current information on this?

  2. Let’s see….I think it was the Christmas of 1992 when I first got the Genesis (when it came with Sonic 1 as a bonus pack deal). Let me tell you…this game brings back memories. The gorgeous level designs, the many diabotical machines from Dr. Robotnik (and to think Labyrinth Zone was the only one where you had to keep from being crushed from the bottom as he just moved up towards the top! Pretty clever.), and the MUSIC! Once I found out about the level code, I would spend hours in the Sound Test area just listening to the music. And I loved the special stages (actually when it was easy to get to just by collecting rings and before it went 3-D). Even though I didn’t understand what happened at the end of the game after getting the emeralds (new flowers grow in Green Hill….ok?), I guess that was a way of showing peace was restored, though I wish there was more.
    Sega should get into the act of what Nintendo is doing now, re-releasing popular games for the GBA. All of the old Sonic games need a re-vamp. I’d love to play Sonic 1 on the Advance. But we’ll see. Along with Mario and Mega Man, Sonic proved how fun the world was when it was in 2-D.
    Long live the original Sonic the Hedgehog.

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