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1/29/2009 11:57:40 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSDLA: Will New Consumer Product Regulations Affect You?

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HSDLA: Will New Consumer Product Regulations Affect You?

January 29, 2009

Responses Needed from Family Business Owners
on new Consumer Product Safety Commission Regulations

Dear HSLDA Members,

Many of you have contacted us with your concerns regarding the impact
of the federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), and
the forthcoming regulations. We have addressed some of these concerns
in an email to you at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6035

However, we are concerned about the effect that this legislation and
the proposed regulations will have on small family businesses. It
appears that many of these vital businesses could be forced to close
due to the high cost of compliance with the CPSIA.

HSLDA is trying to help protect such family businesses, as well as the
homeschooling families who may purchase educational items from such a
family business.

We will be meeting with the commissioners of the Consumer Product
Safety Commission on Wednesday, February 4. It would help our efforts
if we had actual accounts from family business owners who will have to
go out of business, or make drastic cutbacks, as a result of this
legislation and the proposed regulations.

If you are interested in having us use your family business as an
example, please send us your contact information and a one- or
two-page summary of your family business, the impact of the CPSIA, and
what the likely harm to you will be. You may send this information to
Eric Lansing at federalrelations@hslda.org . You may reach Eric and
the rest of the HSLDA Federal Relations staff at 540-338-5600, if you
have additional questions. We will only share your first name, name
of your business, and your state of residence with the CPSC.

Thank you for your help. We are committed to doing all we can to
protect family businesses, and are ready to begin lobbying Congress
for an exemption to the CPSIA, if the commissioners are unhelpful to
our cause.

Sincerely,

Mike Smith
HSLDA President

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