Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?
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Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?

Question by J N: Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?
Will new CPSIA law stop selling old toys from the 50s and 60s most are for collectors. Will you be able to call them collector items and not toys.

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Answer by taterbug5252
Anything that is through a second hand dealer doesn’t fall into that law

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2 Responses to “Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?”

  • Gem:

    I would assume so.

    Yet another helpful, protecting, law that will make it illegal to buy kids clothes on Ebay, the Salvation Army or at a garage sale.

    How helpful this law is for struggling families.

    Guess they not only want us broke, homeless, unemployed, they want our kids naked too.

    I hate all politicians.

  • madebymoms2008:

    Here’s the thing with the CPSIA and second-hand stores (and this comes from direct quotes from their spokeswoman)…

    Second-hand stores will *not* have to test, but they have to be reasonably sure their items do not have lead in them because they ARE liable for the consequences. You can rent an XRF gun and test that way (this is expensive) or you can just ignore it and sell the cars anyway… *but*

    If the toy has lead in them and a child plays with them and gets sick, you are still liable. From the last time I heard, they were talking hundreds of thousands of dollars and even (potentially) jail time.

    So… will you have to test? No… but you need to seriously consider the potential consequences.

    All that being said, I have heard that some people are asking for exemptions for “antique” toys, as they’re not meant to be played with anyway… the CPSC is considering that exemption among many others, so there’s still a chance they’ll be exempted. Keep an eye on the CPSC’s website, as well as information headquarters like the CPSIA ning and Etsy.

    Take care!

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