Under the CPSIA, which was passed by Congress in August, children’s products are required to undergo stringent testing for lead and phthalates. Currently, the General Counsel of the CPSC is interpreting the law to apply to ordinary, paper-based books for children 12 years of age or younger, so that all such books and product would have to be tested for lead content. Therefore, public, school, academic and museum libraries would be required either to remove all their children’s books or ban all children under 12 from visiting the facilities as of February 10.More information can be found in a whole host of places, like at the ALA, or here at Publishers Weekly.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Where was I?
Have I had my head buried in the sand? Because I had absolutely no idea about this:
Posted by Heather at 8:31 AM