Selling the wrong toy at a yard sale could lead to a fine of up to $15 million under a new government policy, Fox News reports. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Resale Round-Up" aims to stamp out the sale of used toys that have been recalled due to high lead levels or other safety concerns. Second-hand stores, jumble sales, and individuals selling used goods are expected to consult the CPSC's list of recalled toys.
The CPSC says the fines—$100,000 per infraction, and up to $15 million for a series of infractions—are aimed at large companies, although sale organizers worry individuals will be targeted. "Most people having garage sales at this point don't have much anyway, so to have a fine levied against them is tantamount to harassment," a Fox legal analyst says. "And if you or I asked 100 people about this, they would never even know the law exists."