Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Has Me Flamming Mad

Last night on a whim I watched the news and that is where I heard about this new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that will be going in to affect Feb 10th. I was in shock. Up until yesterday I hadn't heard a word about it. This broadly written law that is suppose to protect kids from possible lead poisoning is being used to close down kid consignment stores, small business, ebay selling of kids clothing, and garage sales unless they have all their goods tested for lead. What I want to know is as a consumer is there really anything to worry about between a pair of gap pants made after Feb 10th and a pair made two years ago? All I see is the $29 price difference that I won't be able to make up. If you want to know more you can check out this site. They have a countdown, current news stories, ways to contact congress, and how the law will affect different businesses. Can you serioulsy imagine if all this good stuff just had to go into the trash. It makes me sick to think we are such a wasteful society, especially in a time when people are so strapped for cash they can use all the help they can get.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Ya I heard about this - I wonder how they plan to enforce it. I was planning on unloading a bunch before we move eventually and I love garage sales. Really, you'd think we had nothing better to do than to micromanage the economy in silly ways. Do you know if this applies to just giving things away like at RS functions?