Articles Posted in the " CPSC " Category

  • Legal Jargon Can Block Lead Law Enforcement

    Legal Jargon Can Block Lead Law Enforcement

    Motorcycle Legislation

    A key federal agency can’t enforce a ban on the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under language inserted into a federal government funding measure in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Lead Law Delayed Until Dec. 31

    AMA: Lead Law Delayed Until Dec. 31

    Motorcycle Legislative News

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to delay enforcement of portions of the controversial "lead law" that would have banned the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • Youth Motorcycle Lead Law Reprieve Vote

    Youth Motorcycle Lead Law Reprieve Vote

    Youth Motorcycles

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is poised to vote on a staff recommendation to delay enforcement of parts of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, or "lead law," the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • AMA: Lawmakers Seek Delay in Lead Band

    AMA: Lawmakers Seek Delay in Lead Band

    Motorcycle Legislative News

    More than a dozen federal lawmakers are asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to delay enforcement of the so-called lead law that effectively bans the sale of kid-sized dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • CPSC updates ATV safety report

    CPSC updates ATV safety report

    A report released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC 2008 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries") shows a continuation of the decline in fatalities and injuries associated with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use. According to the CPSC, total ATV-related injuries in 2008 decreased 10 percent from 2007, with injuries to children under 16 declining six percent.

    CPSC also reported that the risk of injury per 10,000 four-wheel ATVs in use declined by 15 percent from 2007 to 2008.


  • MIC advocates CPSIA Amendment

    MIC advocates CPSIA Amendment

    The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommendation to Congress to give the agency more flexibility to grant exclusions from the lead content limit to address certain products.


  • Youth-model motorcycle lead ban fight continues

    Youth-model motorcycle lead ban fight continues

    The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is asking supporters of off-highway motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding to contact their state attorney general and ask that it follow the lead of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help protect children by staying enforcement of the youth-model motorcycle and ATV ban in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).


  • CPSC supports moratorium on lead law for youth-model motorcycles

    CPSC supports moratorium on lead law for youth-model motorcycles

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to stay enforcement of a lead law that currently bans the sale of youth-model motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The stay, which extends through May 1, 2011, follows a unanimous vote by Acting Chairwoman Nancy Nord and Commissioner Thomas Moore.

    The AMA Government Relations Department is currently examining the 25-page Stay of Enforcement document and will issue more details shortly.


  • Consumer Product Safety Commission set to vote by Friday

    Consumer Product Safety Commission set to vote by Friday

    Acting Chairwoman Nancy Nord and Commissioner Thomas Moore, the two members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), are scheduled to vote by Friday, May 1, on whether to delay enforcement of a lead law that currently bans the sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Specific details of the ballot have not yet been released.                                                          


  • Ban of Youth-model Motorcycles and ATVs Update

    Ban of Youth-model Motorcycles and ATVs Update

    CPSC poised to delay enforcement of law that bans sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to deny a petition to exclude youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from a law that bans their sale because of possible lead concerns–but has cleared the way for a second vote by month’s end to delay enforcement of the law, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.


  • 2009 Kawasaki KLX110 | Motorcycle Test

    2009 Kawasaki KLX110 | Motorcycle Test

    Monster Looks For New Riders.

    Despite the undocumented risk that CPSC sees that motorcycles are toys (they most certainly are not) and that children will try to eat them (they aren’t that tasty, even with green sauce), the Kawasaki KLX110 is an outstanding mount for the up-and-coming young motorcyclist.


  • Tom Self Escalates Call to End Ban on Youth All-Terrain Vehicles

    Tom Self Escalates Call to End Ban on Youth All-Terrain Vehicles

    Missouri State Representative Tom Self Escalates Call to End Ban on Youth All-Terrain Vehicles and Off-Highway Motorcycles at Monster Energy® Supercross Press Conference.

    Missouri State Representative Tom Self (R-Cole Camp) today escalated his call to end the ban on youth all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles at a Monster Energy® Supercross pre-race press conference saying, "Congress didn’t intend ATVs and motorcycles to be a part of the new anti-lead legislation because kids are not going to eat or lick these vehicles."


  • Help Stop the Ban on Youth Model Motorcycles

    Help Stop the Ban on Youth Model Motorcycles

    Take Action Now: Help Stop the Ban on Youth Model Motorcycles.

    The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has effectively banned the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) as of Feb. 10, 2009. The AMA is calling for action now to help reverse the potentially devastating effect this could have on the sport of OHV recreation.

    Here are some quick links to ways you can help reverse this decision:


  • Stop the Ban of Youth Motorcycles and ATVs!

    Stop the Ban of Youth Motorcycles and ATVs!

    Stop the Ban of Youth Motorcycles and ATVs!

    Write your Representatives and the Consumer Product Safety Commission Today!
    On August 14th, 2008, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Intended to make children’s everyday toys safer, the rule governing implementation of the act threatens to end youth off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding entirely.


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