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In Case You Thought There Weren't Enough Laws

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by MTA Tom, Aug 31, 2009.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    In Case You Thought There Weren

    "If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.

    The initiative, which targets toys and other products for children, enforces a new provision that makes it a crime to resell anything that's been recalled by its manufacturer....

    The crackdown affects sellers ranging from major thrift-store operators such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army to everyday Americans cleaning out their attics for yard sales, church bazaars or - increasingly - digital hawking on eBay, Craigslist and other Web sites.

    Secondhand sellers now must keep abreast of recalls for thousands of products, some of them stretching back more than a decade, to stay within the bounds of the law."
     
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    Recalled products should not be sold...new or used. It has been a dirty little secret that recalled products are taken off the retail shelf and donated to charities such as Salvation Army for the tax deduction. Tony J
     
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