According to this article, yes. Anyone else heard of this?
WASHINGTON — If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.
The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer.
"Those who resell recalled children's products are not only breaking the law, they are putting children's lives at risk," said Inez Tenenbaum, the recently confirmed chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The crackdown affects sellers ranging from major thrift-store operators such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army to everyday Americans cleaning out their attics for yard sales and bazaars
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Answer by Pnukey at 4:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
If this is true, it is the epitome of micro-managing....
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Answer by mrssundin at 4:55 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Just curious, how did these products get into our country? If they were doing their jobs in the first place we wouldn't even be having this discussion. But I suppose they have to make someone pay, so of course it makes sense to penalize those who have the least (people who depend on garage sales and cheap clothing to provide their children with clothes). It makes total sense. This is how he plans to pay for his health care reform. LOL.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:58 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
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