I don't have any children so luckily this doesn't affect me. For those who do try to save money by shopping at Once upon a child, thrift stores, yard sales, etc. This will affect you starting 2/10/09: http://www.khou.com/news/state/stories/khou090107_tnt_resale-kids.951ee7.html New law restricts resale of kids' products 07:29 AM CST on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 By SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News AUSTIN, Texas -- A new federal law is raising concerns and questions nationwide. As of February 10, 2009, it will be illegal to resell any used children's products, including toys and clothing. That is according to the U.S. Consumer Protection & Safety Commission, who pushed for the new laws after dozens of toys were recalled in 2008 because of lead concerns. Toys, clothing and other items used by children under the age of 12 will be subjected to lead testing and will have to have labels on them to prove that they have passed inspection. What is raising the ire of parents and business owners is what this will mean for clothing, toys and other children's products made before February 10, 2009. Gary Walthall, the owner of Once Upon a Child, a resale shop specializing in children's clothing and other items, is afraid that he'll have to close up shop. Many retailers like Walthall, along with other consumers, have voiced concern about what the law will mean for garage sales and exactly how it will be enforced.