Resale/Thrift Stores Information Center

Welcome! This information center is dedicated to helping resellers keep unsafe products out of the hands of consumers. Consumers who regularly buy used products may also find this information helpful in avoiding products that could harm them or their family.

Reseller's Guide to Selling Safer Products

Reseller's Guide

Use the Reseller's Guide to screen for hazardous and other products that violate the law. CPSC's laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products. This includes thrift stores, consignment stores, charities and people holding yard sales and flea markets..

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CPSC’s laws and regulations apply to anyone who sells or distributes consumer products. This includes thrift stores, consignment stores, charities, and individuals holding yard sales and flea markets. Used products have caused injuries and deaths and have been the subject of numerous recalls.

 

Resellers should closely examine their products in inventory prior to resale to make sure that their products are safe and compliant with federal laws.

 

When in doubt, throw it out! Products used in the nursery, especially cribs and bassinets, have caused deaths and have been the subject of numerous recalls of millions of units. Do not sell any broken or wobbly nursery furniture, or durable infant product that is missing parts, even if it has not been recalled. A baby's life could depend on  it. The risk is too high.

 

We urge you to take a few extra steps when you sell your used products and to follow the advice in our Reseller's Guide to ensure that you are only selling safe products.

Selling recalled products is now unlawful. 
• The law sets strict limits for lead in paint and for lead content. 
• Most cribs manufactured before June 2011 may not be resold.
• New regulations (mandatory standards) are being put into practice for durable infant 
and toddler products, such as play yards, infant walkers, bath seats, bed rails for 
toddlers, and more.