I don't usually forward links and such but this one has me really annoyed. The CPSIA was signed in August 2008 and becomes law on Feb 9, 2009. Basically it will mean all second hand stores and small business will have either cease selling items or spend a large amount of money having their items tested for lead. Please take a couple of minutes and read the links. During these economic times we have to be money wise, this will cause prices to go up enormously or second hand items to become unavailable.
http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.HTML Government site talking about the "CPSIA"
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thrift2-2009jan02,0,2083247.story LA Times article that talks about impact and includes Goodwill
http://nationalbankruptcyday.com/ Interesting article regarding potential economic impacts of the law
The layman's version with the link to send a note to reps.