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No More Thrift Shop Bargains?

If you've got a big family you may have shopped for clothes at thrift stores. But the nanny state strikes again because it's essentially forcing small thrift stores to destroy used clothes. Kat's pretty upset about this and rightly so.

Barring a reprieve, regulations set to take effect next month could force thousands of clothing retailers and thrift stores to throw away trunkloads of children's clothing. The law, aimed at keeping lead-filled merchandise away from children, mandates that all products sold for those age 12 and younger -- including clothing -- be tested for lead (which apparently costs between $20,000-$50,000) and phthalates. Those that haven't been tested will be considered hazardous, regardless of whether they actually contain lead.
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