U.S. Gov't: We Don't Need No Stinking Recycling Through Garage Sales

Fox News is now reporting on a story I told you about on August 21, 2009 "Have a Yard Sale, Go to Federal Prison":

Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign.

The "Resale Round-up," launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, enforces new limits on lead in children's products and makes it illegal to sell any items that don't meet those limits or have been recalled for any other reason.

The strict standards were set in the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act after a series of high-profile recalls of Chinese-made toys.
So much for recycling through selling your old stuff, so someone new could use it. You didn't need the money anyway.

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