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Banned Books is Kid's Stuff compared to this

Reader,

Scenario: I've got a copy of the 'Secret Garden' that I loved reading as a child. IF I give this copy to a child now in 2009 .... I've broken the law and can face a $100,000 fine or time in jail. And sadly I am not kidding.
No, 2009 is not 1984, but it seems close. This is so outrageous that I wonder how it got past America? But it did. And it's the law.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), is a law passed by congress in August 2008 in response to the fear of lead in toys from China. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency charged with enforcement, issued guidelines specifying that all children's books published before 1985 would become illegal to sell unless they passed a lead-content test (which costs $300-$600 a book). Experts say this is pretty stupid and the lead in some inks wouldn't be bad if kids ate them.
The books are allowed for collectors, but if and only if no kid sees the kids books!

Used book stores, thrift shops, libraries etc. are put into a spot.
What are they supposed to do - burn them! At Fahrenheit 451?

To make sure this is real,and sadly it is, please search 'CPSIA' or articles such as
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/keeping-books-safe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Product_Safety_Improvement_Act



Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)

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tom...
i just don't tell anyone i've read my copy to
356 kids...half wee girls sitting on my lap
and half wee lads standing at attention.
(178 & 178 for those living in rio linda)
nomnom books
I checked this out on snopes.com as it sounded like one of those rumors based on truth, but not completely true. Look it up for more information: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/cpsia.asp
This is more confusing and didn't clear it up at all. It seems to say its a rumor up at the top, but down in the article it says the opposite. See paragraph that starts "In other words..." and the one above it for confusion.

1k said:
I checked this out on snopes.com as it sounded like one of those rumors based on truth, but not completely true. Look it up for more information: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/cpsia.asp

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