kls_eloise (kls_eloise) wrote,
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kls_eloise

Wow

Charlotte, having outgrown her infant seat, being over a year old and somewhat over 20 pounds, is now in a forward facing convertable seat.  That leaves me with a perfectly good and practically new:

*infant seat with base
*extra car base
*stroller base that the seat can fit into

Probably about $200 worth of gear.  All barely over a year old, unstained, uncrashed, highly usable.  And I think it's all going to go to the curb for bulk trash pickup.

Why?

That would be because the Consumer Product Safety Information Act of 2008 is an even more execrable than usual poorly thought out piece of trash.  Congress had a feel good spasm where they passed far reaching legislation really, really quickly after the last lead paint from China scare.  "For the children."  Always, always beware of things billed as "for the children."  The upshot?  Most used things child related manufactured prior to February of this year need to go in the trash.  The second-hand stores aren't permitted to sell car seats (probably because they can't tell if they've ever been in a crash - I get that) and because of CPSIA, neither GoodWill nor the Salvation Army will accept children's items any longer - because if they do they could potentially be subject to crippling government fines.  For that matter, potentially so could you the individual if you sell children's items at a garage sale.

What a *^%^$^*)&(*(*^$ waste.

Oh - and these are the same people who are going to overhaul health care in this country.  In a rush.

They're from the government.  They're here to help you.
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