It doesn’t sound as if it will be banned, only required to undergo testing to make sure there is no lead present, and, the testing applies only to clothes for kids 12 years of age and younger…I see both sides of it. I mean if a parent bought an item of clothing from a thrift store and the child got lead poisoning from it, not only would an innocent child be in danger, but, I’m sure a costly lawsuit would follow. However, a lot of these small businesses can’t afford the testing and as a result, would have to close shop because they wouldn’t be able to conform to the law.
I think there should be some kind of break for thrift store owners, some sort of aid to help them cover the costs of testing. Or, simply stop selling clothing for kids under 12. but, then again, I’m sure the under 12’s are where most of the business comes in.
I dunno, there’s pros and cons to it.
It also doesn’t look like it effects sites such as Etsy or Ebay either, only actual thrift stores. At least according to the article linked.