Discussion in 'Economy' started by Gunny, Feb 9, 2009.
New lead rules may be toxic to thrift stores - CNN.com
Seems to be a lot of confusion as to whether or not this applies to resellers. Typical government knee-jerk reaction. At a time when many people are going to these secondhand shops, pass a law that is confusing and carries draconian penalties for non-compliance, and chill the very part of the economy that actually could benefit from hard times. Way to go, republicrats.
The solution is fairly simple...if it's a toy made in China, trash it.
These "thrift stores" mostly get the stuff they sell for free, anyway.
It's the yard sale people that have something to be concerned about, if anything at all.
Somehow I suspect that the FEDs won't be attending every yard sale to monitor the resale of old toys.
I mean I know Obmama plans on creating new government jobs, but even he isn't quite there, yet.
much ado about nothing
If the Feds did anything it would be to look for undeclared profits.
so.. at what point does lead products become magically safe for kids?
I did a story when the library of the town I was living in had to recall the prizes they had handed out to very young children as part of a summer reading program, when it was found the toys had hazardous lead levels (these toys were made in china. Probably by children.)
Lead is not something you should screw around with. It takes a TINY amount to devastate a child's body, brain, and/or cause death.
The second hand stores should simply get rid of all the toys they have stored, and put into place a policy which allows for careful examination of all toys, or eradicate the "toy department" altogether.
I get toys at second hand stores, too. I'm very, very careful about what I choose, though, and I avoid the little toys.
Even so, I've found cockroaches in leggos I've nabbed....
Lead and lead dust is a serious danger. Miniscule amounts can have devastating permanent results. Even in adults. It can cause instant death in high enough level.
I know a guy who did renovations on his home and poisoned his daughter to the extent she required bone chelation. There's no way of knowing as yet on which kids it will have little or no affect and on which it will.
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