Aug 152011

Regardless of how you feel about our president, our government, the political system… etc… After a two year battle the unintentional ban on the sale of youth ATVs and off-highway motorcycles caused by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was ended when President Obama signed H.R. 2715 into law on Friday, August 12, 2011. The new law had been passed by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives earlier in the week. It puts an end to the ban on the sale of youth ATVs and dirtbikes.

You maybe have been following this “mistake” in my blog, but the skinny is that the sale of youth dirtbikes and ATVs was banned due to perceived safety issues within the lead content provisions in the CPSIA. Since the lead on the vehicles was found to be in the battery there was an extremely low chance of any pro-longed toxic exposure to the young riders. The Motorcycle Industry Council was one of the leading proponents that worked on getting the lead content provisions of the CPSIA amended thus ending the ban.

Source: Motorcycle Industry Council


Chalk up a win for us… even if it was just a correction of something the gov. messed up the first time around.





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