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What a fantastic write up by our friends at Kick Sprout. Check us out. Thanks for supporting Growing Through Arts.

To its credit, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission staff has recognized a testing redundancy as applied to lead in surface coatings. A CPSC memo dated July 18, 2011, states:

In case you missed it, a short story by Eric Wilson appeared in the New York Times Sunday Styles (07/17/2011). It provides a brief update (such as it is) of the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, f/k/a the Design Piracy Prohibition Act.

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TORONTO – Seasons UV, the makers of 50++ UPF swimwear, Real Kids Shades and Tail Wags Helmet Covers are together promoting safety this summer by offering useful tips to parents. One of the biggest concerns is sun exposure when children are out playing. Seasons UV and Real Kids Shades are encouraging parents to provide sun protection, beyond sun screen, by highlighting the importance of proper clothing and sun glasses.

I just finished attending my third Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. I WROTE THIS BLOG in 2009. At this year’s event, I saw more than ever that whatever was old is new - or reimagined - again. So … I thought I would rerun these thoughts. Only thing maybe changed is popularity of Jonas Brothers? What licensed characters do you remember from childhood?

Got me thinking of the licensed characters of my childhood, and those that came and went during the “licensing years” of my three children over 20 years ago.

Davy Crockett – King of My Wild Frontier

A significant court decision last week went against cybersquatters. Judge Batts of the Southern District of New York federal court awarded Tory Burch LLC $164 million. Judge Batts also ordered that 232 domain names used to sell counterfeit goods be disabled, turned over to Tory Burch, and any offending cites created in the future by any of the defendants can also be disabled without the need of another lawsuit.

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ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show

Children’s club was a big success! We haven’t attended in NYC regularly for the past 5 years and are just now starting to build a schedule to attend every March and October show. Lots of our clients who missed us are excited to be ordering again, especially from our new collection of extremely affordable styles.
We’re still committed to being made in USA using natural materials and fun-tastic designs. If you missed us last week, you can still get the catalog, just email

Here is a link ( to the Federal Register Notice announcing the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to extend the existing stay of enforcement on testing and certifications of the total lead content in children’s products (except for metal components of children’s metal jewelry) until December 31, 2011.

TODAY ONLY!! Beary Blue Toddler Car Seat Cover – Originally $70 on sale for $35. Stylize your child’s car seat while protecting it from accidents. Machine Washable. While supplies last.…