Wednesday, January 21, 2009

From Fashion-Incubator

Another must-read article: Don't Throw Yourself under the CPSIA bus

Excerpt: "Even more outrageous, unnamed staffers are reported to have stated that no hearing would occur until an additional CPSC Commissioner was appointed, and that CPSC would be “unable” to appear at any earlier hearing. In other words, they have no intention of holding hearings in advance of the February 10 implementation date, despite the reams of data they possess on the many serious problems their law is causing. Actually, it is my understanding that the CPSC has requested such a hearing, but that request apparently fell on deaf ears. Spin, spin, spin - and then tell everyone that all discordant views are misinformation or the confusion of [fill-in-the-blank] people. Finally, to cap it off, we understand that House staffers are simply “too busy” to attend meetings with industry and the CPSC to discuss the details of the real life impact of the law." quote from Rick Woldenberg - link to original article

3 comments:

Pamela Kramer said...

Perfect!

kathleen said...

I appreciate the link! However, I have to admit the quote you included was Rick Woldenberg, who I was myself quoting. His entry is here:
http://learningresourcesinc.blogspot.com/2009/01/cpsia-lessons-of-nero.html

Connie said...

Thanks for the clarification Kathleen, I made a link to Rick's original item on the post.