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HR 4040 – Killing Charity, Making Life More Difficult For Many

Posted by cann0nba11 on January 10, 2009

Do you donate clothes to Goodwill? Do you shop for kids clothes or toys at resale/consigment stores? Do you like buying used books? If we don’t act right away all of this will become much more difficult, if not impossible. We’ve got a month to get HR 4040 reworded, it goes into effect February 10th.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The intent of this act is to protect children from hazardous substances in Chinese children’s toys. But the actual consequences are far more impactful.

Please sign this petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RepealCPSIA/

Lady Logician talks about it here, and Pheisty covers it here: You will “no longer be able to sell or buy children’s used clothing under the CPSIA. Not at the Goodwill, not at a consignment shop, not on eBay. Not even at a yard sale. If you do, you face a $100,000 fine and 5 years of imprisonment. That is, unless the seller can find a government-approved way to test the garments that won’t force them out of business.”

Even the LA Times slams this governmental decree. For those that prefer video:

Agian, please sign this petition and forward to everyone you think will do the same:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RepealCPSIA/

Thanks to another Hot Air member: here is why a repeal would be better than exempting everything piecemeal:
http://tinyurl.com/859xus (link goes to designloft.blogspot)

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