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What will you do when there are NO MORE thrift stores Feb. 10????

They've passed a law which requires ALL secondhand clothing stores to test childrens' products (ages 13 and below) for lead. These tests must be run by private labs and are very expensive. In turn, many of our thrift stores will be shutting their doors due to lack of funds for testing...



Read the article here:

http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2009/01/06/thrift-stores-may-stop-selling-children-s-clothing.aspx



If you don't want this to happen, sign this petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/clo123/petition.html



PASS THIS ON TO EVERY ONE YOU KNOW, EMAIL, MYSPACE, FACEBOOK, ETC. Most of us can't afford brand new clothing all the time!!

 
srhmldndo

Asked by srhmldndo at 9:40 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (21)
  • Yay American government! I appreciate that you continue to wedge the social classes further apart making it even more difficult for people that are low income to survive! How wonderful of you guys to make the economic burden even more of a burden. I am sure that the second hand clothing from China is much better than the new clothing from China that is still made by Walmart sweat shops. Sorry, a bit of sarcasm!lol
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 9:45 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • jWhat a bunch of BS! I hate the govt.
    zboys

    Answer by zboys at 9:46 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • i think this is the most ridiculous law! they should worry more about rapist and bad people.
    avasmommy120307

    Answer by avasmommy120307 at 9:48 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • I dont shop there anyways..so it doesnt bother me...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • why can't they just stop selling kids toys? what does lead in kids toys have to do with clothes and shoes and such?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • i kinda dont think it will happen. but who knows crazy laws do get passed!
    KelsoBabeyy

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 9:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Yay for America! I just got f*cked even more in the ass after losing my job!! That's great!!(sarcasm)
    LaurenKaye29

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 9:51 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • forwarding this on myspace, here, facebook, etc!!!
    kristal2146

    Answer by kristal2146 at 9:52 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • you don't shop where anon??? this is going into effect everywhere in the US.. serious fines have been set in place for people who don't abide by this law and either buy secondhand or sell secondhand!! There is so much that can be done please everybody sign the petition.. write to your congressman.. make a difference!! What about all the handmade items you can buy online now? What about passing on your child's used toys to a friend.. ALL THAT WILL BE ILLEGAL!!! This is going to hurt the US economy more than it will help!!
    kristal2146

    Answer by kristal2146 at 9:54 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • It's to protect the children from harmful toys. What's so wrong with that? And it won't be the end of all thrift stores either. And it also doesn't apply to clothing. Please read the actual law, not just some news coverage of it. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsia.pdf
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:54 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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