No, it is not illegal for individuals or retail stores to sell used mattresses or mattresses containing used materials. Federal law only mandates that mattresses constructed with used stuffing be labeled.Continue Reading
Though some states have laws governing the labeling of used mattresses, the sanitizing process they must undergo and which parts may be recovered from old mattresses for the manufacture of new ones, many states do not. In fact, some bedding is offered for sale without labels of any kind. Thus, the responsibility falls to the consumer to become informed of state law and to purchase properly labelled mattresses from reputable sellers.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
Obtaining pornographic materials depicting adults is not illegal but can be regulated if the content is considered obscene, according to the Law Library. Knowingly obtaining materials depicting minors performing sexual acts, simulating sexual intercourse, or exposing their genitals in a sexual manner is illegal, and offenders are generally prosecuted.Full Answer >
Federal law prohibits individuals from profiting from the donation of a kidney, according to FindLaw. Selling a kidney is punishable by prison time and a substantial fine.Full Answer >
Some government scams of which to be aware involve individuals impersonating government officials, pretending to be a sheriff, the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service officials. These impostors often ask victims to send money or confirm personal identification information such as Social Security numbers, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While posing as government officials, impostors outright threaten victims with arrest or lawsuits; offer free lottery winnings; or ask victims to confirm their billing information.Full Answer >
The act of notarization doesn't make a document legally binding, and it simply certifies that the individuals who sign a document are who they purport to be, according to the National Notary Association. Although a legally binding document requires signatures from all the involved parties, not all documents need notarization.Full Answer >