A new notice has just gone out, dated Feb. 6th, 2009, spelling out the regulations for new lead limit enforcement..Ecoleeko is happy to say that dyed or un-dyed fabrics & natural materials, such as cotton or wool, will not be enforced with penalties according to this statement!
Here's a snippet:
Will Not impose penalties against anyone for making, importing, distributing, or selling
- a children�s product to the extent that it is made of certain natural materials, such as wood, cotton, wool, or certain metals and alloys which the Commission has recognized rarely, if ever, contain lead;
- an ordinary children�s book printed after 1985; or
- dyed or undyed textiles (not including leather, vinyl or PVC) and non-metallic thread and trim used in children�s apparel and other fabric products, such as baby blankets.
(The Commission generally will not prosecute someone for making, selling or distributing items in these categories even if it turns out that such an item actually contains more than 600 ppm lead.)
This is a good Start!!!