We are not offering children's books printed before 1986 at our public library's annual Friends of the Library fundraising sale this year. How will this law affect the books that can be checked out at church and public libraries? If we have to take these books off the shelves, it will decimate our children's collection.
Nancy, in reviewing the Q&A of this website, I noticed that your question of Oct. 19, 2009 had no response. You have probably already found the answer by now. If not, you can go to www.cpsc.gov and find out more information. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act is a part of this. Here is a comment from thatsite:
"The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years."