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New law to protect children from lead

POSTED: Friday, January 9, 2009 - 7:14am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:00am

UNDATED — A new law, meant to protect children from lead, may be a burden to some retailers and thrift stores.

The new children's product safety law states products for kids made after February 10, 2009 must meet new safety standards.

Congress passed this law last year, after they saw so many recalls on clothes and toys because of lead.

Now, parents say they feel relieved knowing their kids clothing will be safe.

Mother Cindy Ortiz says, "it would be nice for them to be checked knowing all the concerns with lead, but I feel like it should be done at the manufacturing level before clothes are distributed to stores."

Amy Gabbard said,"when the plastics in bottles controversy came out I changed bottles to PPA free and its important to me that they be checked for lead."

As for resale shops, the law says they don't have to test clothes for lead, but they need to avoid products that could contain it.

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