Hi, all. I've been lurking, but as I'm guessing you've noticed, I haven't been able to blog lately. Personal stuff has kept me away, but now's not the time for that.
Anyhow, I wanted to blog about this, but I have to be brief. (I have "work work" to do tonight. Yuck.)
So the deal is, after Feb 10, 2009, reselling kids' toys, clothes, or virtually anything used by any child under 12, will be ILLEGAL. Unless, of course you can afford third party testing of you yardsale goods.
My sister brought it to my attention, and to be honest, I thought for sure this was bogus or blown out of proportion or something. I mean, we would have known about this, right? Wouldn't there be parens up in arms about this? Wouldn't the "green movement" have spoken up about this or something? Can you imagine the waste?! Also, it could severely affect people who make hand-made childrens items. (So much for supporting independent business owners on by buying kids' stuff off of etsy or ebay.) While the initial intent of the law made sense, the implementation is ill-conceived and too broadly written.
So, here are a couple links with details:
Of course, I may have missed something, (ie, I can't find the law let alone where it says/implies doom for consignment shops, yard sales, and other resellers of used goodies such as Blockbuster, GameStop, etc.), so if any of those more fluent in legalese have any further details to offer for clarification, please do.