If you are doing your own presentation to a governing board of a library, school district, or city council, please feel free to borrow this.
Library Presentation on CPSIA and libraries.
Date: February 3rd, 5:30 pm
Purpose: To inform the Soda Springs Public Library Board, Friends of the Library and members of the community about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and how it affects libraries.
Documents to have on hand:
Copy of section 101 and 102 of CPSIA
Falvey opinion on books being included in the CPSIA.
Picture of an XRF testing gun
Samples of books that could pose a problem from the library
Board books w/plastic components
Vinyl covers or spines
Books circa 1950
Soft books with foam
ALA Call to Action.
Handout with congressional contacts
Brief overview of the CPSIA
Signed into law August 2008
Children 12 and younger
Scope of products affected
Toys, apparel, bicycles, computers, crayons, paper, books, textbooks, etc.
Lead and pthalate bans
XRF until August 2009
3rd party testing starting August 2009
Average cost $500 and would destroy book
Falvey opinion on books
Lead ban is retroactive
Law does apply to books, even those already on the shelf.
Review book samples
1. What the CPSIA means for:
Library Book Sales
Summer Reading giveaways
Story time activities
ALA's interpretation of closing children's section or banning children 12 & younger
ALA's actions to date
Issue a Call to Action and encourage a planned response to the February 10th deadline.