Build a toy from wood you bought at Home Depot? Guess what, that needs to be tested too before you can sell it at a craft fair. And it doesn't matter if you claim it's not for kids or for decoration only, if it happens to look like a rocking-horse small enough for a kid to ride, the law applies.
wolfwings - 02:23 am - It's not onerous, but it's EXPENSIVE.
$500 to get it tested, for example. And don't even think for a minute we have the lab capacity for the sheer pile of testing that's getting dumped on the system now.
It's not gonna hurt companies like LuLu that much I don't think, it'll hurt smaller outfits. Electronic gaming and book publishers, especially manga and/or adult-oriented books the most. Since the common view is that those are still primarilly marketted at kids, or likely to be picked up by kids, they'll all have to be tested too. And not just the 'finished package on the shelf' tested. The media the game comes on. And the manual. And the packaging itself. Each part, since it's seriously unlikely all three are fabbed in a single factory line, will have to have seperate testing with permenant markings including a non-removable batch number included.