So you're planning a garage or yard sale to get a little cash for those things you're ditching after a spring cleaning?
If the display table includes, say, a old set of lawn darts or a child car seat, maybe some yo-yo balls, you're going to have federal health and safety bureaucrats looking over your shoulder.
The year-old Canada Consumer Product Safety Act now covers not just new goods sold by retailers but that ancient baby walker that was gathering dust in your basement.
"There is no distinction under the CCPSA and its regulations between new and used products," Health Canada said a news release this week warning people to be cautious when buying things at garage sales or second-hand stores.
"Any person who sells, distributes, or gives away consumer products that do not comply with the Act or its current regulations is breaking the law in Canada."
Health Canada spokesman Kelvin Au said both the buyer and seller have responsibilities to ensure products comply with safety standards.Read More »from Product safety rules invade garage sales as used goods now treated like new ones