The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) as signed into law will make it illegal for parents to resell or even give away their even gently used children's clothing come February 10th, 2009.
The broad scope of the complicated law, and it’s interpretation by CPSC has effectively made it illegal for parents to resell their children’s clothing and gear at a garage sale, on eBay, Craig’s List, through consignment stores or annual children’s consignment sales. If donated to a nonprofit like Goodwill or Salvation Army, those organizations can’t legally resell it, as of February 10th. That’s right. Hand-me-down clothing for kid’s age 12 and under will be illegal to resell or give away. It will be a banned hazardous product. The fines of $100,000, potential jail time and label as a felon for violations are stiff. It will not be allowed to be given away but must be sent to landfills. What a waste of our resources.
Please sign the petition and contact your members of congress to keep used children's clothing legal: