Articles Posted in the " CPSIA " Category

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Congressional hearing on kids dirtbike ban

    Congressional hearing on kids dirtbike ban

    Federal lawmakers have scheduled a hearing for Thursday, Sept. 10, to receive an update on the status of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) that essentially banned the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and ATVs, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

    The AMA is urging all concerned motorcyclists and ATVers to contact their federal lawmakers to exempt motorcycles and ATVs from the law, which took effect in February.


  • 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.


  • Help Kids Who Want to Ride

    Help Kids Who Want to Ride

    Supercross Stars Urge Action Against the CPSIA Lead Ban.

    Some of the biggest stars of Supercross and leaders in the powersports industry are calling for action in two new videos targeting the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that has banned the sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs.

    "I understand what they’re trying to do, but they’re doing it in the wrong way," said Supercross and motocross champion James Stewart. "It’s not saving anyone, it’s hurting everyone."


  • 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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