This week Michelle discusses the ramifications of the CPSIA law which mandates product testing on handmade items designed for children. The basis of the law is good – to protect children from dangerous lead poisoning – but many small business owners cannot afford the product testing and will have to close their doors.
Michelle is joined by the founder of Just Be Products, Michelle Pratt-Lienhart. Michelle says she can’t afford the testing on her apparel line and will probably have to stop producing if the law isn’t changed. She also questions why the larger manufacturers are not held responsible for the testing since they are better able to absorb those costs.