Now paper isn't safe for children???
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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:26:05 AM
Warning found on the back of a 6x6 pad of paper from Little Yellow Bicycle/Acorn Hollow: "This product is not a toy. It is not intended for children 12 years old and under."

So now children aren't allowed to use paper because it isn't safe for them?


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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:28:27 AM


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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:04:27 AM
It's those nasty paper-cuts, you know

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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:11:33 AM
In that case it should say "It is not intended for children 12 years old and under, or adults 12 years old and older."


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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:30:02 AM
I'm glad you brought this up. I noticed the warning on some OA product, I think, and wondered what it was about. I don't think it was paper.

I had just started letting my girls use my old stickers and die cuts too.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:32:19 AM
That is just crazy, but I bet there was a lawsuit by someone, somewhere, that prompted that.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:22:51 AM
It's really only unsafe when crumpled into a ball, stuffed with flair, and wrapped in washi. At that point, it becomes a choking hazard!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:52:08 AM
It's probably because sometime/somewhere a company got sued for something stupid so now all of the companies are putting a warning to protect themselves.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:57:47 AM
I sent an email to the company.

Maybe if there is glitter on some of the paper?

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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:58:16 AM
Maybe it's in case they chew on it. Making spitballs or something. Who knows what's in the dyes.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:04:59 AM
Years ago in speech class, my professor brought in a pack of socks she had just bought. Not only did the socks have instructions, there was a warning as well.

I would hope it doesn't have anything to do with the dyes that are used, we use the papers too and put them in our books!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:05:15 AM
Good, that'll keep those pesky rug rats out of my stash!


I t's really only unsafe when crumpled into a ball, stuffed with flair, and wrapped in washi. At that point, it becomes a choking hazard!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:11:56 AM

Maybe if there is glitter on some of the paper?
That was my first thought so I checked, but no, it's just plain cardstock. No glitter, no embossing, no anything extra.

Maybe it's in case they chew on it.
I don't know too many 12 year olds who go around chewing paper. I have to hide my chewing gum when the grandkids visit, but the paper has always seemed relatively safe.

I sent an email to the company.
You must let us know if you get a response.

I t's really only unsafe when crumpled into a ball, stuffed with flair, and wrapped in washi. At that point, it becomes a choking hazard!
I wonder if flair and washi have the same warning?

I'm sitting here in my scraproom now thinking of all the hazards I may be surrounded by. Oh my!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:13:39 AM
I think its because, when you first start papcer-crafting and scrapbooking you got addicted, better wait until the kids are old enough to get a job and pay for the stash themselv





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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:14:16 AM

Maybe it's in case they chew on it.
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I don't too many 12 year olds who go around chewing paper. I have to hide my chewing gum when the grandkids visit, but the paper has always seemed relatively safe.


No, but some might. You wouldn't think they'd have to put a warning on hot coffee either.



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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:15:22 AM

I think its because, when you first start papcer-crafting and scrapbooking you got addicted, better wait until the kids are old enough to get a job and pay for the stash themselv


Ha, I like this explanation

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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:21:24 AM
It has to do with the fact toys and items marketed to those 12 and under are now required to undergo extensive testing for lead in the paint/dye. Remember 2-3 years ago the hullabulu about toys made in China having lead paint on some of them? This is a fall out from that.

By making sure they mark it as a non toy they can forgo the lead testing required by children's products.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:43:30 AM

It has to do with the fact toys and items marketed to those 12 and under are now required to undergo extensive testing for lead in the paint/dye. Remember 2-3 years ago the hullabulu about toys made in China having lead paint on some of them? This is a fall out from that.

By making sure they mark it as a non toy they can forgo the lead testing required by children's products.




well, that's just stupid. Why not just have products marketed for children say 'this product has been tested...' blah blah blah. Most people aren't even going to know what that sticker actually means. (Obviously, since we were like 'huh?' )

ETA: I just remembered... they already do mark children's stuff, don't they?



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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:20:50 AM

Why not just have products marketed for children say 'this product has been tested...' blah blah blah. Most people aren't even going to know what that sticker actually means


Probably because some people wouldn't know/remember to look for the language about testing. I mean, I had no idea about the new regulation and I don't have kids, so if I were buying a gift for a child then looking for a "no lead paint" sticker probably wouldn't even occur to me. It's better if lead-free is the default rather than something consumers have to seek out (or at least I think that's probably the reasoning).

It seems silly that paper pads have to carry this label, but I doubt it really adds much to the cost of production for them to print it on there, so I don't think it's a big deal. The plus side is that this gives them a way to opt out of the added cost of testing it for lead, which is probably unnecessary and would surely make the product more expensive.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:24:39 AM
That just reinforces why the kid needs to stay out of my SB stuff, or better yet my SB room it could be hazardous to their health.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:41:59 AM
Yes they do mark children's things with BPA safe and lead free stickers! I think the company's don't wanna have to go throught the hassle to test for lead in everything they sell especially when it's products that's not geared toward children! I highly dout any scraping item is "un-safe" for a child to use at the correct age! I'm sure it's all pre cautionary steps the company makes to prevent a law suit or some crazy mom trying to get rich because there kid eat the paper.. Lol because we all stuff like that happens way to often!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:20:56 AM
I would like my paper to be lead-free too, and I don't usually eat it



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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:32:47 AM
Too funny! We're not smart enough to protect our kids the government must put warnings on everything. Thank you big brother.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:41:18 AM

I would like my paper to be lead-free too, and I don't usually eat it

I do agree with this though!


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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:45:26 AM
Too funny! I agree it is because it is addicting. I cant keep the kids out of my stuff!! The 12 year old is the worst!! She doesnt eat any of it thank goodness!


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