Sunday, January 25, 2009


After a small bit of research online I have found this is quite a blogger topic. (see below post to catch up) And a dear reader brought to my attention that resale shops might not be affected by this new law. So I dug this up:

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.

The new safety law does not require resellers to test children’s products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children’s products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.

1 comment:

d said...

it is true (example - no sequins on any girls products at all because they contain lead) perfect example of how inefficient our laws are. This will impact the toy industry to most - the european companies are just going to pull out of the US or go out of business. There are a lot of companies that are fighting the new rule, and I think everyone is hoping that it is modified. But don't forget, this is all in response to lead paint on toy made in china - but this went too far. you can go to and see the full legislation. Problem is that the laws were put into effect with not enough time to roll them out (since most retailers work at least a year out).


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