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New Safety Law May Crimp Market For Used Toys

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New Safety Law May Crimp Market For Used Toys

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New Safety Law May Crimp Market For Used Toys

New Safety Law May Crimp Market For Used Toys

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When the economy sours, people look for ways to save a little money. They might go out to dinner less, buy fewer lattes and maybe frequent thrift stores. A nationwide law goes into effect next week that threatens to derail the used clothing and toy markets for children. The act requires kids' products to be free of lead or the seller will face stiff penalties.

Tanya Ott reports for member station WBHM.

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