Rules of Engagement - the new campaign

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Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on secondhand sales of some 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.
Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the agency, said it wouldn't be dispatching bureaucratic storm troopers into private homes to see whether people were selling recalled products from their garages, yards or churches.

"We're not looking to come across as being heavy-handed," he said. "We want to make sure that everybody knows what the rules of engagement are to help spur greater compliance, so that enforcement becomes less of an issue. But we're still going to enforce."
john250":2llco6xe said:
I feel safer already, don't you. :roll:

Watch out for pillows and mattresses with those "Do not remove under penalty of law" tags removed. They could be dangerous...or even worse.
peg4x4":1ykozexj said:
Nonono!!! then the metorites will get you :shock:

Good point. Read somewhere that you are 7 times more likely to get hit by a meteorite if you are standing still.
Sell a toy at a garage sale and eat a $15M fine.

New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide

Violators caught selling anything on the enormous list face fines of up to $100,000 per infraction and up to $15 million for a related series of infractions.

"CPSC is an agency that has used its penalty powers over its 30-year history against companies," Wolfson told "CPSC is not seeking to pursue penalties against individuals hosting a garage sale or yard sale, we are encouraging them to take the right steps to not resell recalled products."

But FOX News Legal Analyst Bob Massi says the law makes no distinction for families and small resellers.

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