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Old 09-19-2009, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign.

The "Resale Round-up," launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, enforces new limits on lead in children's products and makes it illegal to sell any items that don't meet those limits or have been recalled for any other reason.

New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:23 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Interesting article, but absurd, rediculious decision. Thank you.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Blown way out of proportion by Fox news, too. Resale Roundup is intended for Thrift Stores and really is nothing new. They aren't going to come after Joe Shmoe with his yard sale, but it would be a darn good idea not to be selling recalled things at your yard sale anyway. The article linked has several misstatements, too. Namely, the bit about magnet
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"In virtually all the cases of magnet swallowing these were things that were swallowed by kids that were below the age grade...
In reality, the majority of the cases were children over 3, above the age of mouthing toys and many were within the age grade of the product.

Also, be aware that the CPSIA, which is where this comes from, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the previous administration.

Here is the actual press release: CPSC Launches Resale Round-up Campaign to Keep Dangerous Recalled Products Out of Resale Stores and Off the Internet
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