San Diego Business Journal: Unintended Consequences of Toy Safety Bill

San Diego Regional Director Lorie Zapf had a commentary published in this week's San Diego Business Journal about the well-intentioned but flawed Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which went into effect on February 10, 2009. In it, she notes:

"Billions of dollars — billions — of perfectly safe toys, clothing, books, bikes, and other children’s products are being taken off store shelves and thrown away, small businesses have been forced to close their doors forever, nonprofits and charities are being hurt, jobs are being lost — all in the name of helping consumers.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act sounds like a worthy law and was well intentioned, but it has turned into an economic train wreck for hundreds of thousands of small businesses, nonprofits and charities — including some in San Diego."

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