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American Girl sale returns to Middleton


MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- One of the Madison Children's Museum's biggest fundraisers is back in full swing after taking a financial hit last year.

In 2009, the annual American Girl sale was limited to one day because of new federal safety guidelines.  The law, which was set up to remove lead from toys, limited the amount of product organizers could get from American Girl.

Well, the inventory is back, but one change remains.

"What we can't do is repair and resell today," says Children's Museum executive director Ruth Shelly.  "We can't guarantee that the repairs are compliant with the federal safety toy guidelines."

Most of the dolls and accessories are refurbished.

Saturday is sold out, but Sunday you can shop without a ticket.

The event raises about $1 million annually.  Half goes to the museum, the rest to children's charities.

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