Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act -Safety Guidelines for Children
When making slippers for children, please be sure that you do not embellish with anything that can be removed and become a choking hazard. That means no buttons, bows, charms of any kind.
Due to new and stringent rules from the CPSIA, we must be sure that all supplies used to make slippers for children under 12 fall with their guidelines.
Here is a paragraph that pertains to us.
Yes, you can make and donate children’s products to local charities and hospitals, if they are made of exempted materials or materials that you feel confident do not contain lead (see Table B). Children’s products made of yarn, dyed or undyed fabrics and natural materials such as untreated wood or cotton do not contain lead at levels sufficient to exceed the new lead limits.
Avoid making and donating children’s products with soft vinyl or plastic, buttons or zipper pulls, or metal jewelry or embellishment or other pieces that may exceed the lead or phthalates limits.
As long as we adhere to the CPSIA guidelines, we are full steam ahead. Naturally our intent is to help and not harm children.