Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yard Sales Could Be Fined $15 Million By the Federal Government


According to the above Fox News story, yard sales, Goodwills, and charity give aways could be affected by severe fines and the threat of lawsuits. Again, the culprit is a poorly written and draconian law made "to protect the children."

When is the last time that a child died of a notebook or a toy bought at a yard sale?

If a big business markets a product made in China, for example, and they did not test that product first, they should pay. However, yard sales and charity drives are organized by people with very little money. They rarely import items directly from China. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, home of the concept of killer lawn darts, occasionally goes over the line.

This is one of those times.

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