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August 21, 2009

Big Government Cracks Down on Secondhand Sales

Posted by Dave Blount at August 21, 2009 10:40 AM

Add garage sales and church bazaars to the list of American traditions moonbattery will kill:

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. …
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.

Rather than invest hours researching whether each item they don't need has been deemed hazardous by the pushy lawyers who rule us, most people will just throw the stuff in the trash. This will also help smother Goodwill and Salvation Army stores, not to mention eBay.

But think of how safe we'll all be!

On a tip from Tony I.