In the wake of many toys being recalled lately, some thrift stores are forced to take action. Rather than risk accepting recalled toys and having them purchased by someone else (and putting a child in danger), some thrift stores are no longer accepting toy donations.
Charity gives up on toys: Recalls limit toy acceptance at thrift stores
By Marcus Rauhut
“We have stopped taking toys — period,” said Maj. John Brooks of the Salvation Army, which operates a thrift store in Chambersburg. “If you’ve seen the recall list, you know it is an extensive list. There is no possible way our volunteers can check all of those.”
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The effects of the massive toy recall are now affecting families that depend on thrift stores to provide toys to their children.
Perhaps it would benefit everyone if thrift stores posted recall lists in the store, in case a recalled item made it to store shelves.