Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) has resumed the sale of selected children’s items that meet the guidelines set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in their three area resale shops and community programs. The organization has implemented policies and procedures to ensure that all children’s items for sale meet the new federal regulations for lead.
“We are excited to once again be able to offer low-cost children’s clothing and furniture to the public,” said Carole Little, NAM President and CEO. “The community really depends on having access to these affordable items, and NAM depends on the proceeds in order to fund our programs and services.”
NAM discontinued the sales and acceptance of children’s merchandise in February, when the national Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 went into effect, prohibiting the selling or reselling of clothes and toys for children 12 and under if they contain more than a specified percentage of lead or a plastic additive called phthalates.
After researching affordable solutions, NAM has put into place a process to ensure that all children’s items on the sales floor meet the requirements set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For more information about NAM’s resale shops and policies, please contact Dale Leatherman, V.P. of Administration and Business Development, at 281-885-4579.