From the article it's the CPSC that determines labeling, so you can call it a collector item all you want but the CPSC gets the final word in interpreting if it falls under the law or not.
I like your point on when does something become a collector item. Another issue to add to the fire. *sigh* Intent is all well and good but it's so frustrating that they didn't really think ahead on this.
Darn it, I meant to post a whole thing on that new legislation and forgot to. Fashion Incubator has a huge discussion going on, and I think there are some ways one can complain about it. Because if it's the same regulations, they affect ALL manufacturers, period, and that could wreak havoc in the garment industry as well.
Also - I saw an article in reference to thrift shops having issues, too. I think it's utterly ridiculous if it affects secondhand merchandise. Have a brain, people! (Oh, wait. Congressmen and senators. Nevermind...)
Buh. If we want to take it to an even more ludicrous level, what about yard sales and flea markets? And all of those artisans we love to patronize at historical events? Not thinking things through indeed.
Yep, that's exactly what it means. I've been trying to buy the cute things I see on Etsy and Ebay for my kids whenever I can, just in case the legislation does actually go through. It's such a ridiculous law since ALL the manufacturers that were producing toys with lead in them were from China, which naturally does not have to comply with a US law if they don't want to. Stupid.
Yep, it is definitely ridiculous! I'll be affected too, so I'm planning on having a huge "Last Chance" sale of my hairbows and hairclips before Feb 10th. After that??? I guess all the 1000s of yards of ribbon I have will just sit here indefinitely along with any product I have left over. *sigh* It's such a waste of good talent and products and it will bring hardship on so many people during what is already a tough economic time.