Whimsical Walney and Polka Dot Patch have each put up new posts that help answer the question: who should I be reading and checking regularly for new developments with and commentary about CPSIA? Both lists are excellent, comprehensive, and well annotated, with inevitably a lot of overlap. I’m grateful to be included on both.
Besides the names on these two lists, which I’m incorporating by reference, here are a few other additional resources I’ve found helpful:
- Online bookseller Valerie Jacobsen covers the vintage-children’s-book angle at her own blog and has just today launched a more general activist site, CPSIA Hurts Kids.
- Massachusetts toy importer Rob Wilson is the organizer of the Ning (social media) site cpsia-central, which has 673 members. Still haven’t quite figured out the navigation, but the site is notable for its variety of subgroups (state-based, craft-based), forums (compare your letters to/from Members of Congress), and hidden finds like Louise Smith’s mini-blog on motorcycle and bicycle impacts. New material goes up daily.
- New videos? Handcraftivist or the video page at cpsia-central.
- Etsy forums (crafter-oriented)
And more to come, of that I’m certain.
Public domain image: Grandma’s Graphics.