This makes me so angry. I am just stunned at this new law. This problem with lead should have been fixed a long time ago. They should have been tracking this from the beginning. Now it has gotten out of control, children are being harmed or killed, and such a law like this has to take place.
Effective February 10th, 2009 a new law is passed- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that prohibits the sale of any used baby clothes. This means you cannot donate your used clothes to Goodwill. You cannot give them to the family that is struggling to buy new baby clothes. You cannot sell them. You cannot drop them off at the thrift store. You have to throw them away. In the trash. The landfill.
What about all the families who rely on cheap, used clothes?? Or free? You are telling me that I have to throw away my hardly used in good condition clothes and I can’t give them away or try to make a few bucks for them off of craiglist??!! I can’t donate them to the needy?!
I don’t know a lot about this yet- I just recently heard about it so I am still in the process of reading, learning and researching. But from what I have understood about it ( and hopefully I’ve got something way backwards!!) I am extremely upset with this. If it is true, if we really have to throw away our baby clothes instead of giving them away or selling them, if we really can’t buy used clothes anymore and our forced to buy new clothes that our babies will wear for two weeks, I will be utterly fumed. If that can even begin to describe it. Maybe after researching more I will see the light or the good in this. ( Doubtful though, right?) I am beyond words right now.
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* Update: Many friends have sent me this article ( thanks, guys!) which clears things up a little.
Whether you agree or disagree with me, please share your thoughts! I would love to hear what other people think about this! Am I the only one freaking out here?!