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Ban on youth bikes lifted! - August 15, 2011, 02:26 PM

Can't believe this has not been posted yet!

Obama Signs CPSIA Amendment into Law Ending Ban on Youth OHVs

12 08 2011
Youth ATVs and Dirtbikes are Categorically Excluded from Lead Content Limits
IRVINE, CA – August 12, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – President Obama signed H.R. 2715 into law today, just days after it passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives nearly unanimously, putting an end to an unintentional ban on youth ATVs and off-highway motorcycles that has lasted for more than two years. The new law amends the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to categorically exclude youth ATVs and dirtbikes from the lead content provisions.
“For more than two years, the powersports industry and its riders have urged Congress to categorically exclude youth dirtbikes and ATVs from the CPSIA’s lead content provisions,” said Larry Little, chairman of the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors. “We are gratified that our community’s passion and perseverance have paid off and the ban on youth model OHVs is finally over. MIC’s Member Companies worked hard on this issue, as well as many MIC staff members, and we are especially grateful to Paul Vitrano, Kathy Van Kleeck, Duane Taylor and the MIC Government Relations Office.”
Since CPSIA took effect, the Motorcycle Industry Council has been working to end the ban by providing written comment and congressional testimony, and by leading a large grass-roots effort consisting of phone calls, letters and emails that cumulatively reached well over a million.
“On behalf of riders everywhere, we thank the Congress and the President for their action on H.R. 2715 to reverse the unintended ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles,” said Paul Vitrano, general counsel of the MIC. “In particular, MIC and its members thank Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) for sponsoring the bill and Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for leading the Congressional effort to enact the categorical exclusion.”
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts and accessories, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.


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August 15, 2011, 02:29 PM

Next, a report on how many kids lives were saved during this 2 year period because they couldn't purchase these death machines!


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Next Fox News headline - "Why does President Obama hate children?"
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I haven't had a reason to really even be happy with my vote for Obama, but now this works.

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Next, a report on how many kids lives were saved during this 2 year period because they couldn't purchase these death machines!
Do you even know why there was a ban?


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Wasn't it lead content in batteries?

I don't remember at all, but good for congress doing something worthwhile


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Wasn't it lead content in batteries?

I don't remember at all, but good for congress doing something worthwhile
Lead content in toys meant for minors, which the way the law was written included mini bikes since the batteries are chock full of lead. IIRC.


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I don't remember at all, but good for congress doing something worthwhile
Also the paint and other metal parts. BTW most of the 50 to 80 cc bikes had no battery.


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At the GNCC race when this issue first arose, they were reviewing the general race rules and ended it with "If you're caught eating your motorcycle today, you will be disqualified."

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Do you even know why there was a ban?
Yes, lead.

Just saying the media might start spinning it when a few kids get hurt.
It was more or less a poke at the media.
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