The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just announced that yarn will be exempt from the rigorous lead testing and certification requirements required for children’s products under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Many crocheters, handcrafters, and others in the fiber-arts industry had been very worried about the effects widespread testing requirements would have had on manufacturers at many points in the yarn/fiber distribution chain.
You can read more information on this ruling at www.apparelnews.net/news/manufacturing.
The October issue of Yarn Market News will feature in-depth coverage of this breaking story.
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