Hi folks, here's a little cry-for-help post for the day. New regulations based on the reasonable concerns about lead, mercury and phthalates in imported children's products have created an unreasonable pressure on small businesses who produce children's toys, food, clothing, etc. Please go learn more about this issue and get involved at: http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/
The legislation in question affects everything from candymakers producing chocolates, to home-based seamstresses making diapers or knitting baby hats, to small-scale toy makers. Big business will prosper while small businesses perish, unless we take action... and history shows us that big businesses will almost immediately erode the controls that enthroned them, so the consumer still loses.
Now back to the delights of the Internets. :)