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MaLanie1971
04-01-2009, 10:10 PM
With the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 Libraries and the like with an inventory of books will be forced to throw out children’s books printed before 1985 due to the lack of funding to certify each book lead free.
Will we see an increase in children's books sales to fill the shelf space?

victoriastrauss
04-02-2009, 12:44 AM
This scary rumor has been doing the Internet rounds, but it doesn't look likely that libraries will actually be affected. A bill was introduced last week to exempt all ordinary books from the provisions of CSPIA. See here (http://dls.typepad.com/news/2009/03/cpsia-update-2.html) for more info.

- Victoria

benbradley
04-02-2009, 06:44 AM
Some other consequences of this act are discussed in this thread:
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135604
And it looks like that update Vitcoria posted should be mentioned in that thread too.