A new federal law is raising concerns and questions nationwide and here in Austin. On Feb. 10, 2009 it will be illegal to re-sell any used children's products toys and clothing.According to the U.S. CPSC who pushed for the new laws after dozens of toys were recalled in 2008 because of lead concerns. Toys, clothing and other items used by children under 12 will be subjected to lead testing and will have to have labels on them to prove that they have passed inspection. What is raising the ire of parents and business owners far and wide is what this will mean to clothing, toys and other children products made before February 10, 2009.Gary the owner of Once upon a Child, a resale shop specializing in children's clothing and other items, is afraid that he'll have to close up shop.Answer Question
Answer by Kristina.C at 2:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by JamiesMom08 at 2:53 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
That is crazy. I think it is up to the buyer to check before purchasing anything in regards to the recalls. I buy a lot off of e-bay and I always check. I think this is crazy.
Answer by jepelican at 2:56 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by kstchr at 3:50 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by kstchr at 4:05 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by sweetscrappin at 5:36 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by lesliegail22 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by debj49 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
February 10, 2009 has been dubbed "National Bankruptcy Day" as that is when this law is to take effect, forcing MANY small businesses to close their doors. The larger businesses--think Walmart will be able to afford to pay for lab testing of products.
I wonder if OBAMA will do anything about it...he'll have about 3 weeks to at least stall if not kill the bill. Let's see how much he REALLY cares about "Main Street!!!"
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Even clothes can have carcinogenic, lead, and other toxins that can cause serious problems. A list of recalled items on a data base so that shop owners can type in some sort of code and see if that particular item was mass produced in a way that was considered unsafe may be a good idea. I do shop and consignment stores but I am super careful to go with only clothing lines I feel comfortable with and toys I know to be manufactured in a safe way or go organic. Not everyone has that same level of knowledge or can afford to go with the better/safer lines. Everyone deserves access and protection no matter what the level of income they have. Americans are the largest consumers in the world. If we expect and demand safe then we will get it.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:23 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
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