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Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!

 
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Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
Starting Tuesday, it became illegal in the U.S. to sell or even donate a crib that fails to meet the toughest crib safety rules in the world.

Newly required safety tests are so stringent that few cribs in American homes — even those that have escaped recall after recall — are sturdy enough to pass them. As a result, federal regulators recommend that families that can afford to do so should buy new cribs and destroy their old ones.

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The law effectively eliminates the secondhand market for cribs — at least for the near future — because on Tuesday it became illegal to sell a crib that fails to meet the new standards. It will likely take more than a year for the new cribs to find their way to garage sales and auction sites as hand-me-downs.

In addition to checking stores that sell new cribs, Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, says his agency will be monitoring eBay, craigslist and other sites to make sure older cribs don't get resold.

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Now the federal government dictates private transactions between private citizens?
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That's crazy!
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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf

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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
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I think it's only if you are selling it. Handing it to family or friends for free is still ok.
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This would be drop-side cribs. Drop-side cribs have resulted in the deaths of many babies. If you're pro-life, you would support this.
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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
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I think it's only if you are selling it. Handing it to family or friends for free is still ok.
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Well... it does say "donate"... I guess that would be to charity organizations. hmm
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[link to www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com]

They have deemed it dangerous which I think is a pretty valid view. How many people do you think actually take the time to check and maintain baby cribs? How many of second hand buys check these things when they get home? Although instead of a total ban which is wasteful, they should have companies take back old cribs and recycle them in return for a discounts on newer ones.
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Re: Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
Starting Tuesday, it became illegal in the U.S. to sell or even donate a crib that fails to meet the toughest crib safety rules in the world.

Newly required safety tests are so stringent that few cribs in American homes — even those that have escaped recall after recall — are sturdy enough to pass them. As a result, federal regulators recommend that families that can afford to do so should buy new cribs and destroy their old ones.

<Snip>

The law effectively eliminates the secondhand market for cribs — at least for the near future — because on Tuesday it became illegal to sell a crib that fails to meet the new standards. It will likely take more than a year for the new cribs to find their way to garage sales and auction sites as hand-me-downs.

In addition to checking stores that sell new cribs, Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, says his agency will be monitoring eBay, craigslist and other sites to make sure older cribs don't get resold.

[link to www.inforum.com]


Now the federal government dictates private transactions between private citizens?
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Next it's going to be illegal to breathe so stop breathing damnit! whatever
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I never understood why people buy babie cribs in the first place?

My baby sleeps on the floor inside an enclosed area that it can't crawl out of or inside it's cage.
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Thread: Garage sales might get you in jail!


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Is there a way to shit out the fed? It's up almost past our colon.
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I thought they were only banning those cribs with the side sliding door thing that babies can get trapped or die in.
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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
 Quoting: Least Servant


I think it's only if you are selling it. Handing it to family or friends for free is still ok.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


The way things are going with the Fed, the Fed is going to inspire a black market bartering system. Just trade it for something else.
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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
 Quoting: Least Servant


Yes, technically, giving a second-hand crib to a friend or family member is illegal now.
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I thought they were only banning those cribs with the side sliding door thing that babies can get trapped or die in.
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Originally it was drop-side cribs, because about 30 babies died in the past 11 years in drop-side cribs. Now, it's all cribs that don't meet these brand new standards.
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They have deemed it dangerous which I think is a pretty valid view. How many people do you think actually take the time to check and maintain baby cribs? How many of second hand buys check these things when they get home?
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So, because some people are tards, the government needs to think for everyone?
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Re: Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
 Quoting: Least Servant


Yes, technically, giving a second-hand crib to a friend or family member is illegal now.
 Quoting: Oubliette


Ok... so what about if someone has a really old antique crib they have not for babies but as an item of valuable furniture... is THIS now illegal as well to leave in a will or put up for auction?

The ramifications of this are mind blowing!

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Last Edited by Least Servant on 07/02/2011 03:15 PM
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hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
 Quoting: Least Servant


Yes, technically, giving a second-hand crib to a friend or family member is illegal now.
 Quoting: Oubliette


Ok... so what about if someone has a really old antique crib they have not for babies but as an item of valuable furniture... is THIS now illegal as well to leave in a will or put up for auction?

The ramifications of this are mind blowing!

drevil

<insert image of burning pile of cribs>
 Quoting: Least Servant


I guess I'm 'stuck' with the crib we had our children use. It was first used in 1946 when my future sister-in-law was born. And has been used ever since, by her children, and lastly being used in 2003 for when our youngest 'graduated' from the crib.

I'm glad I'm 'stuck' with this American made classic. Made after WWII - it lasts and lasts - it is the original Energizer bunny. Too bad stuff made after WWII has progressively gotten worse. Sad to see that.
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Re: Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
Ok... so what about if someone has a really old antique crib they have not for babies but as an item of valuable furniture... is THIS now illegal as well to leave in a will or put up for auction?

The ramifications of this are mind blowing!

drevil

<insert image of burning pile of cribs>
 Quoting: Least Servant


I don't know, but that's a good question.

Another thing to think about. Let's say a skilled carpenter makes custom built cribs. Well now, that's illegal to sell or give away.
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They can't tell you who you can give it to but they can tell consignment stores what and what not to sell. Bet a lot of stores will still go ahead and sell them though or people will sell on craigslist.
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This would be drop-side cribs. Drop-side cribs have resulted in the deaths of many babies. If you're pro-life, you would support this.
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Excuse me. Pro-life has to do with fetuses. Whether or not someone is pro-life, they would certainly be in favor of safe cribs when they understand the danger.
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Yea... the good ol' Federal Government.

Jus' keepin' us safe!


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They can't tell you who you can give it to but they can tell consignment stores what and what not to sell. Bet a lot of stores will still go ahead and sell them though or people will sell on craigslist.
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Nope. Apparently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will be monitoring eBay, craigslist and other sites to make sure older cribs don't get resold.

As broke as our government is, they have the resources to monitor classified ads nationwide?
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They can't tell you who you can give it to but they can tell consignment stores what and what not to sell. Bet a lot of stores will still go ahead and sell them though or people will sell on craigslist.
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Nope. Apparently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will be monitoring eBay, craigslist and other sites to make sure older cribs don't get resold.

As broke as our government is, they have the resources to monitor classified ads nationwide?
 Quoting: Oubliette


Good Point!

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Re: Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
Child #1 slept in a donated drop sided crib with cloth bumpers on it. She also slept on her stomach. In all cases, according to the government, it is amazing she survived.

Didn't have a crib with child #2 so he slept in a portable playpen until he was ready for a bed. He loved that playpen so much that I ditched the idea of a crib. Plus I didn't have the room for a huge crib. Anyway, that playpen was the best. I could take it anywhere and when he did learn to crawl out of it he didn't have far to go. Then I just set him up in a big bed with a rail on it.

All kids are teens and had no problems with whatever place was chosen for them to sleep. Just do your best and don't worry because the government keeps changing their mind on what is safe and what is not. You don't have to go out and buy a pricey crib for your baby. There are other alternatives that work even better.
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nutty!

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They can't tell you who you can give it to but they can tell consignment stores what and what not to sell. Bet a lot of stores will still go ahead and sell them though or people will sell on craigslist.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1433617


Nope. Apparently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will be monitoring eBay, craigslist and other sites to make sure older cribs don't get resold.

As broke as our government is, they have the resources to monitor classified ads nationwide?
 Quoting: Oubliette


Good Point!

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 Quoting: Deej


I would just donate it to someone who really needs it then. Or put it up on a public bulletin board like in a grocery store. But no way I would buy something expensive for a baby who only needs it less than a year. Like I said in a post, I used a portable playpen for one of my kids with no problems. If I had it to do again I would do the same thing.
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Ok... so what about if someone has a really old antique crib they have not for babies but as an item of valuable furniture... is THIS now illegal as well to leave in a will or put up for auction?

The ramifications of this are mind blowing!

drevil

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 Quoting: Least Servant


I don't know, but that's a good question.

Another thing to think about. Let's say a skilled carpenter makes custom built cribs. Well now, that's illegal to sell or give away.
 Quoting: Oubliette


No skilled American workers should be able to make things for our children, I think Chinese factories are much better suited for this... consumer protection! cruise

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Re: Federal Governmet makes it illegal to sell used baby cribs!
hmm

So... if someone has a crib and they give it to a friend... is that illegal now? wtf
 Quoting: Least Servant


I think it's only if you are selling it. Handing it to family or friends for free is still ok.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


Please read this:

Starting Tuesday, it became illegal in the U.S. to sell or even donate a crib that fails to meet the toughest crib safety rules in the world.

 Quoting: Oubliette


If you give it to family or friends, that is the same as donating it. Therefore what they are saying is that it is NOT ok to even GIVE it away.

The point is that only the NEW ones are up to standard, but if you already have an old one that you are using, that is ok to continue to use it, but you can NOT give it away when you are finished with it. You must use it as firewood or throw it away. You cannot even donate it to Salvation Army or any other charity. They cannot take them.

And please don't bite my head off on this one. I don't like it either. I'm just clarifying that for you two.
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Im glad they have the time to worry about this bullshit.
I mean there really isnt anything else they should be doing right ? God damn waste of money and time.

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