On February 10, 2009 the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act will be in effect. This legislation will require third party testing for children's toys, clothing, etc. Go here and read what it entails (they say it much better than I ever could.)
I'm not normally an activist type, but this touches very close to home. I've written to my legislators, I've signed the petitions, I've voted. Other places for more information include Etsy, Cool Mom Picks, and a gallery of endagered items at Endangered Whimsy.
Please, take a moment to vote (voting ends at 5 pm EST Jan 15th...go now!), to email your legislators, whatever it takes. This must not go into effect without changes being made to the act.