Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CPSIA and Trendy Bindi's Boutique

In order to be compliant with the new regulations, Trendy Bindi's Boutique will no longer be able to offer any of our handcrafted baby or children's items. The artisans that we work with create adorable one of a kind items, often with vintage components, like the tablecloth dresses or pillowcase dresses. We will no longer be able to sell our sweet booties. Additionally, the popular line of baby and toddler apparel, hand-embroidered with designs from vintage transfers, will no longer be available.

These and our other handcrafted children's items will be taken from the shelves before we open for business on February 10th. Due to the one of a kind nature of these items and the fact that these artisans are small business cottage industry entrepreneurs they can no longer afford to remain in the business of creating handcrafted items for children under 13.

All other items in our shop are either handcrafted or vintage collectibles intended for adult use only. We will not knowingly be able to sell to anyone under 13 years of age or to someone who intends to give any of our merchandise to a child. If you should purchase something and give it to a child under 13 please be aware that you accept all legal ramifications. We accept no responsibility. If necessary, children under 13 will no longer be allowed in our shop.

This is not something that we wish to do, however this is something that we must do in order to be above board and compliant with the new CPSIA regulations. We really hate to do this because one of the greatest joys of owning our shop has been being able to help introduce the next generation to beautiful handcrafted and vintage items, helping a child pick out a gift for a parent or their own special treasures. Sadly, we will no longer be able to help you create that cottagey haven in your nurseries.

For more information on the CPSIA please look at our earlier postings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WoW, what a sad post. I hope together we can find a way out of this situation.

Here's one step:

Today JAN 30 is the deadline for comments to CPSC on allowing crafters to use safe materials instead of testing.

Moms Rising put up a super-easy action link. Here it is. Click Here to Send a Letter to CPSC

It's quick and easy. Please forward it to all your friends.