(I am trying to refrain, at least temporarily from my negative pithy comments... let's just hope for the best)
REF: Section 102 Mandatory Third-Party Testing of Component Parts
I am writing to express my very strong support for an interpretation of the third-party testing requirements under Section 102 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) that would permit testing and certification of component parts at the component level, rather than after the product is finished.
Adopting component level testing and certification would significantly strengthen the consumer product safety system and lead to cost effective compliance, especially for small businesses.
I am also adamantly opposed to redundant testing that is called for by the current requirements of compliance of HR4040. I find it not only wasteful and unreasonable, but highly suspicious that the law is actually requiring testing rather than safety. Products that are made from materials which have already passed safety testing that is stricter and even more reliable than those from your approved labs should be sufficient for compliance under this law if its intention truly is safety. For instance, the internationally accepted GOTS requirements for organic certification are as much as 300% higher than the CPSIA standards, yet you deem materials "hazardous" that have been recognized as not only lead-free but safe for every person (and the environment) at every level of production, distribution and consumption.
I urge you as my representative to call a meeting of Congress that will work to restrict the power of the Committee to those areas which will bring about positive safety measures rather than doing the harm that could otherwise surely result. As a member of the Legislative Branch of our government, only you can make the necessary changes to HR4040. In addition to obvious restrictions of power, I ask that you quickly adopt and promulgate common sense rules that permit component level testing and certification under Section 102, and eliminates the need for redundant testing.
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okay, I can't help it... have you seen that good ol' Waxman has been working hard to make sure that the DTV deadline is pushed back, but still nothing but lies about CPSIA?! Well, that's just terrific that we'll still be able to watch Wheel of Fortune no matter how old our tvs are, because lots of people are gonna have lots of time on their hands once YOU put them out of business!!!