Consider, for example, a child's dress. Each component will require testing by an independent lab - each fabric, thread, zipper, lace, and decorative ribbon used will need to be certified separately. And each size of the identical dress will need a separate certification. It goes without saying that this would not be possible for your average Goodwill outlet. Not only will used items no longer be available for sale, but new items will be significantly pricier to absorb the cost of testing.
And books, for Pete's sake. I don't know about you, but there's nothing I enjoy more than going to a library sale and buying armfuls of beautiful, used books to enrich my children's minds through literature. But literacy is now less important than the remote possibility my 10-year-old daughter will eat her books and become sick. So books will be subject to testing because of the component parts – glue, bindings, paper, inks. Libraries can no longer hold book sales because children's books might be sold. Used bookstores would have to dump all their children's selections. Amazon.com has already notified its vendors that they must comply with the new law by providing lead-testing certificates. There can be no more homeschool curriculum fairs because used books change hands all the time. See how this works?Read more here and here and please consider contacting your legislator and passing the word to others.