Monday, March 16, 2009

A thought aobut the CPSIA

One big problem with the law is that is is similar to the ADA (Americans with disabilities act) it opens up well meaning people to lawsuits that they would not have otherwise been venerable to.

The ADA has specific guidelines for things as tiny as how far a toilet should be from a wall, but it is not actively enforced as long as the businesses are trying. But there are people making a "living" off of suing people who are not following the law to the letter. In Virginia, this included a couple who were both in wheelchairs getting sued for thousands because their business was not accessible even though their adaptations worked just fine.

So really, even if it is not being enforced actively people can use this well meaning law for personal gain at others expense if we look at the ADA as an example.

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