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New safety rules for children's clothes have stores in a fit

Posted on Jan 16, 2009 in Health & Wellness

New safety rules for children’s clothes have stores in a fitMark Boster / Los Angeles Times A Goodwill store in Los Angeles is among those that will be required to pay for private testing for lead and phthalates of all clothing for those under age 13. Some owners say the cost of testing for toxic lead and phthalates will shut their businesses. The law goes into effect Feb. 10. By Alana Semuels January 2, 2009 Barring a reprieve, regulations set to take effect next month could force thousands of clothing retailers and thrift stores to throw away trunkloads of children’s clothing....

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