I sent the following email to The Office of the President-elect.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
This law is poorly written and will harm many people, especially small businesses and people already suffering from the economic situation. The law does not apply to toys only, and not only to toys from outside the country. It targets the people in the U.S. already battered and suffering.
For example, books for children will have to be tested, an expensive process. Small presses will be put out of business. Large publishing houses are already in financial difficulties (of course the government will probably bail them out, while the small businesses are left to die). According the reciprocity part of the law, schools and libraries will have to pay to have books tested or destroy them.
Resale shops and charity organizations won't be able to sale or give clothing, shoes, or even books to people who rely on their services to survive.
People on fixed incomes, such as I on SS and teacher retirement which pays next to nothing, who try to provide for themselves and for others by starting a small business get no help from the government or anyone else. We don't need this poorly written law to help us drown faster.
The email may be simply deleted or deleted after a form reply is sent, but I've tried.
NOTE: Check the following URL: CPSIA Comments and Observations