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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Update on New Safety Rules for Selling Children’s Products

Just in from the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) and it's good news for the consignment business, thrift stores and businesses led by some of our own Smarty Moms! You may have heard about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and our recent blog on this topic.

Bottom line from Thursday's press release: 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.

Game on consignors, consignment sales, eBay, and anyone else selling children's clothes, toys or products! Just remember to be smart about buying used stuff - if in doubt, don't buy it!


Anonymous said...

Hooray! Much better for those of us using Ebay and consignment stores!

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