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January 2009 13,

DearMrs.f,
Thdnkyou for conta€tingme regardingregulatiolrof the toy industry. I appreciate the oppofunityto leamofyour views. Ihave concems about unsafe toys,paniculady from China. ln thelastyear,several recalls have issuedofl Chineseproducts. Most nolableamongtheseis the recall of toys madewith lead been paintin China. Leadpainthasbeenban.edin children's toysin the UnitedStates since1977. Accordingly, cofipanies exporting into the U.S. shouldno! havebeenusiflg lead paint in thsit toys. As you lcrow, the Consumer ProduotSafetyImprovementAct (CPSIA) of 2008 established productsafely standards other safetyrequircments children'sproducts. Passed consumer and for by theHouse Representatives a voteof424-1,PresideRt of by Bushsigned bill into law in rhis August,2008. ln the monthsthat lave passed slnceCPS1A becanElarv, small toy manulacturers in theU.S. haveargled that third party testingrequirements containedin the legislahoncouid havea negativeimpactoo thcir businesses. undeEtardtheseconcerns recognizethat I and products manufactured theU.S,,C6nada, iheEuropean in and Unionhavea recordofieliabiLity, unlike their counterDarts madein China. You maybe interested leamthatthe Energy Commerce to ard Committe€'s Subcommittee on Comm€fce, T.adeafldConsumer Protection, announced jt *ill holdhearings has that on impiementation s,ill ofCPSIA- Be assured,I keepyourviewsin mind whenconsidering Ihank again1br Sincerely, the time lo contact me.

F. JAMES
Member of FJS:dcr