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Although I totally appreciate the need to be concerned about lead and appreciate the CPSIA regulations, I believe that these regs came about because of off-shore products. As US manufacturers we already have a laundry list of regulations to insure safety...from clean air to material handling. The CPSIA requirement for additional testing is yet another layer of expense, time and paper trails. As a US manufacturer ...more »
Recognize low priced imports are undermining the manufacturing opportunities in the US. Unemployment will continue as today's consumers choose to buy off-shore low priced products. This has not only effected the manufacturing segment of business but the service segment as well. Outsourcing and warehousing has become the norm for the US.