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So if I'm reading this right I'm thinking the second hand American Girl market on E-bay will be shut down in Feb. I'm all for lead testing and keeping children safe but really this is ridiculous.

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jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (link)
From the article it's the CPSC that determines labeling, so you can call it a collector item all you want but the CPSC gets the final word in interpreting if it falls under the law or not.

I like your point on when does something become a collector item. Another issue to add to the fire. *sigh* Intent is all well and good but it's so frustrating that they didn't really think ahead on this.
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: January 5th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (link)
Darn it, I meant to post a whole thing on that new legislation and forgot to. Fashion Incubator has a huge discussion going on, and I think there are some ways one can complain about it. Because if it's the same regulations, they affect ALL manufacturers, period, and that could wreak havoc in the garment industry as well.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (link)
The havoc it will wreak on the garment industry is just insane. all it means is we will be buying more from China and the price of kids items will skyrocket. Thank you Washington.
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: January 5th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Also - I saw an article in reference to thrift shops having issues, too. I think it's utterly ridiculous if it affects secondhand merchandise. Have a brain, people! (Oh, wait. Congressmen and senators. Nevermind...)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Really, you'd think someone would have looked into the long term consequences of a piece of legislation. In DC. Umm... never mind.
anielmom From: anielmom Date: January 6th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC) (link)
Um, wow. I can foresee a whole host of problems with this one. Sad to say, I'm not surprised they didn't think this thing through to the logical conclusion.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Sadly I'm not surprised either.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 6th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (link)
Buh. If we want to take it to an even more ludicrous level, what about yard sales and flea markets? And all of those artisans we love to patronize at historical events? Not thinking things through indeed.
countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: January 6th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC) (link)
Grrr...forgot to log in, that was me.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I haden't thought of the artisans at historical events - good point!
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: January 6th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC) (link)
Yep, that's exactly what it means. I've been trying to buy the cute things I see on Etsy and Ebay for my kids whenever I can, just in case the legislation does actually go through. It's such a ridiculous law since ALL the manufacturers that were producing toys with lead in them were from China, which naturally does not have to comply with a US law if they don't want to. Stupid.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (link)
I think that is the thing that makes me the most upset, it wasen't the US fault and yet we are being punished. It sucks.
tonyadmay From: tonyadmay Date: January 6th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Yep, it is definitely ridiculous! I'll be affected too, so I'm planning on having a huge "Last Chance" sale of my hairbows and hairclips before Feb 10th. After that??? I guess all the 1000s of yards of ribbon I have will just sit here indefinitely along with any product I have left over. *sigh* It's such a waste of good talent and products and it will bring hardship on so many people during what is already a tough economic time.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 6th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm so sorry you have been placed in this position - hugs!
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