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New Law Brings Resale Worries

The government is providing a clarification over a new law concerning lead in children's clothing and toys.

Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act last year, which will require clothing, toys and accessories for children under 12 to go through extensive lead testing.

The law was passed after high lead levels in children's toys prompted several massive recalls.

Many consignment stores, including ones in Lexington, feared the new law would prompt store closures and job losses.

However, Thursday afternoon, the Product Safety Commission released a clarification, stating the law does not require resellers to retest products before they're sold.

However, resellers will be held responsible if they sell products that exceed the lead limit.


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