This is my son Jasiah. Today is his second birthday. He is smart, beautiful, creative, and happy. He is a joy to be around. Like all parents, I want to encourage him to explore the world and make his own mistakes, while protecting him from harm.
Jasiah loves hoses of all kinds more than anything else in the world. Garden hoses, aquarium hoses, vacuum cleaner hoses, you name it – he loves it. He especially loves our little shop vac, which is the first thing he gets out to play with in the morning and that last thing he plays with at night before he goes to bed.
So his big birthday present today was his very own Mini Shop Vac. As you can see – he loves it.
Unfortunately, a bill just introduced in the Maine Legislature (LD 1129) would exempt products like this shop vac and the carpet he is sitting on (which he plays with or on for several hours EVERY DAY) from Maine’s Kid-Safe Products law, which lets Maine remove the most dangerous chemicals that harm our children from everyday products.
If you live in Maine, you can celebrate Jasiah’s birthday by taking a moment to help stop this attack on our children’s health: http://ehsc.e-actionmax.com/takeaction.asp?aaid=810