Goodwill Industries: A voice for CPSIA reform

by Walter Olson on April 27, 2009

Save kids’ resale: The charitable/job assistance giant has its annual advocacy day in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, where it will recommend “that Congress pass legislation that excludes used children’s products from the CPSIA” (more; via ShopFloor; our earlier coverage of CPSIA and resale).


1 William Nuesslein 04.27.09 at 9:59 am

I wish the best for a used children’s products exemption to CPSIA. Protection for a poor child from a winter wind is a worthy goal. But case-by-case exemptions do not solve the basic problem of emotionally driven witch-doctor legislation. Mighty efforts and vast expenditures are mustered to eliminate risks that are non existent.

2 Melvin H. 04.27.09 at 1:23 pm

Hmmmm . . . what about using the Americans with Disabilities Act to claim that the CPSIA discriminates against disabled workers, such as those at Goodwill?
Seems like a concept, as the ADA has been used (misused/abused?) in the past to attempt to override laws like trucking and airplane safety laws.

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