Links and angles that didn’t fit anywhere else:
- Just in time to be too late? Per activist Kathleen Fasanella, NPR “Marketplace” is said to be planning a show on CPSIA for Feb. 6, by which time shelves will be emptying;
- Community of independent artists squabble amid anguish of “discovering piece by piece they can’t comply” [Electric Boogaloo, strong language]
- Obama’s decorator better hurry and furnish girls’ rooms before Feb. 10 [Vicki Piippo, Calico Closet]
- Consumer Reports sticks to its profoundly benighted view that there’s nothing wrong with the law, and gets an earful from visiting readers. Relatedly, the once-independent blog Consumerist was recently bought by CR’s parent Consumers’ Union, and likewise parrots the organization’s misleading line on thrift shops and other applications of the law;
- My call for past bloggers to revisit CPSIA today was even more successful than I hoped. Posts from Amy Alkon at Advice Goddess, Patrick at Popehat, John Schwenkler, Mark Thompson at the wonderfully named League of Ordinary Gentlemen, and Eve Tushnet at Ladyblog.
Also, I contributed two posts at my other site, Point of Law, on the law’s testing costs and its impact on the amusement park/attractions business. And excellent business/econ blogger Marc Hodak (Hodak Value) posted today as well.
- Darn. This place had some cute stuff, too.
- In today’s New York Post, Jeff Stier (American Council on Science and Health) points out that the law will deal a blow to NYC’s garment trade. Help, Mayor Bloomberg!
- Canadian web-based book seller: we’ll have to decide whether to go on shipping kids’ books to U.S. customers;
- Resources: A great big assemblage of videos on the cause; nice collection of resources on the law from Karen Clark; info and action kit from Etsy (PDF), print it out for reference.