Monday, January 5, 2009


I can't believe I'm just now hearing about this, but apparently there is a new law called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) that is due to start on Feb. 10, 2009.  It was created to help improve the safety of children's items (clothing, toys, etc.).  However, these new regulations include a requirement that second-hand items be put through rigorous testing to determine safety before they can be sold.  In effect, this will spell the end for children's consignment stores, resell shops, and Etsy shops across America.  

Because of this, Feb. 10, 2009 has been nicknamed National Bankrupcy Day.  

I agree that it is important to protect children....but, come on.  It's still legal to smoke a cigarette next to a child, but we can't buy them a second-hand pair of pants?  Ridiculous.

Please visit this blogpost to find out how you can help by contacting your congressperson.

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