Thursday, March 5, 2009

Loads of Tainted Inventory Stuck on Shelves Due to Lead Law

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Makers of children's products and charities that run second-hand shops are stuck with more than $1 billion of inventory they can't sell because of a new federal product-safety law, according to surveys by trade groups and the charities." The items in question are "suspected of having illegal levels of lead or plastic-softening chemicals called phthalates, include everything from beach balls to second-hand clothes to brand-new all-terrain vehicles for children."

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