This discussion has been raging on several websites, blogs and listservs. It's impact could be very detrimental to the whole industry (not to mention our fragile economy.) This law will affect not just publishers & printers, but authors as well, since so many have self-published.
The Lead Paint Rule affects anyone with a product aimed at children twelve and under, and it includes books. It goes into effect in February.
Read the official rules here:
FAQs For Section 101: Children’s Products Containing Lead; Lead Paint Rule
More info here:
Publisher's Weekly article:
Printers industry article:
Make sure you understand this new law and how it might affect YOU!