Saturday, January 17, 2009

Take action mamas!

Did you know that soon the government is going to ban the reselling of children's clothes and toys? Yeah. No craigslist, no ebay, no thrift stores unless you can prove that they've been tested for lead and pthalates.

Speak up cheap mamas! Here's a link to read more: babycheapskate

All you crafters and etsy gurus, this applies to you and your hand-mades. Congress passed this in the wake of all the lead contaminated toys from other countries, but didn't take into account how it would affect small business people. Here's a place to protest!

Read more about it here too.


Mel said...

My SIL brought this to my attention a few weeks ago. She's the owner of a seasonal consignment sale and this would have shut her down. I went to and got this clarification:

"The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children’s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards."

It sounds as if sellers of used goods are exempts? I know that the big issue was whether or not the product or any part of it could be put in a kid's mouth.

This is definitely something to fight!

J. P. Morrison said...

They've loosed up recently:, so go out and shop!

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