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New law could shut down kid-focused stores?

For anyone with kids, our area has some great consignment stores and one of the best toy stores in the region. But a new federal law requiring lead testing of products sold to kids under the age of 12, could shut them down, some are saying.

Wendy Powell, owner of Childish Things, brought her case to The Times’ Danny Westneat, who quotes her saying:

“It’s not the economy that’s going to destroy me, it’s my own government.”

We’re wondering what this means too for other local stores, including Labels, Rising Stars and Top Ten Toys. The new law goes into effect Feb. 12.