Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Safe Books

Everyone has heard about new safety standards for children's products according to H.R. 4040, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. But did you know that it also includes children's books? The CBC has been monitoring the situation and urges writers, readers and publishers to speak up. The testing of every children's book, new and backlist, would cost publishers thousands, and more importantly, according to prior tests does not appear to be warranted. The paper used in children's books is not a lead hazard. Contact your representative today. The Act goes into effect next month.

Representatives to contact:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-4965
San Francisco Office (415) 556-4862
Online Contact Form

Senator Chuck Schumer
Washington, DC Office (202) 224-6542
New York City Office (212) 486-4430
Online contact form

Representative Henry Waxman
Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Washington, DC Office (202) 225-3976
Los Angeles Office (323) 651-1040
Online contact form

Senator Daniel Inouye
Washington, DC Office (202) 224-3934
Honolulu Office (808) 541-2542
Online Contact Form

Senator Jay Rockefeller
Washington, DC Office (202) 224-6472
Charleston, WV Office (304) 347-5372
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