Sale Of Kids Bikes Banned Due To New Lead-Testing Rules?

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  1. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra - sold
    This is the briefest summary of the current state of affairs regarding kids bike sales being 'banned' due to lead content.

    Link to pdf of what Moore signed

    Link to important information/discussion thread regarding this issue, some bits of it here:
    I've got no idea what the exact status is on a state by state basis. TT has an entire forum dedicated to the issue, but like most forums it can take a bit of time to glean good information from it.
  2. tommie d Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Kansas
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Twenty one and counting
    Other Motorcycles:
    Two Honda's
    This is from another forum, 11/17/09



    This article just came out in Powersport Industry News. Very interesting

    OEM ACTIONS PULLED POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY INTO THE CPSIA
    Originally designed to protect the nation’s children from toys, jewelry, clothes and other merchandise containing harmful amounts of lead that could be “mouthed” and ingested, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) ballooned to ultimately include small displacement ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles before being passed into law on Aug. 14, 2008.
    So how did the powersports industry get drawn into the federal rule? Multiple documents point to the powersports industry itself –namely, to major vehicle manufacturers who, working together under the banner of the Coalition for Safe and Responsible ATV Use, unwittingly precipitated the action via a lobbying campaign launched to stem the tide of small displacement powersports vehicles coming from manufacturers, mostly from China, who were entering the market in growing numbers – and who were slowly chipping away at the market share amassed by the leading OEMs.
    In 2005, Polaris industries – one of six major ATV manufacturers involved in the Coalition, alongside BRP, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha – urged passage of a bill to prohibit a manufacturer from distributing any ATV unless it complied with safety standards accepted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In other words, the Coalition had agreed to give the CPSC unfettered power to regulate youth-sized powersports vehicles.
    Three years later, in July 2008, after OEMs invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on lobbying efforts, the Coalition published a press release that “applauded” Congress for passing a bill that required all companies that import or sell ATVs in the U.S. to comply with the same vehicle safety standards and to implement the same training and other safety initiatives that "established" ATV manufacturers have followed. The bill, which created immediate mandatory standards for all ATVs sold in the U.S., within one month became a part of the CPSIA.
    However, while the Coalition initially sought the government’s assistance in codifying safety guidelines, including appropriate configuration and performance aspects of ATVs, speed restrictions on youth ATVs, free hands-on training programs, and promotion of helmets and other proper gear, the OEMs’ willingness to allow the CPSC to regulate vehicle standards experienced an unforeseen blowback.
    On Oct. 16, 2008, the CPSC held a public meeting regarding the application of the CPSIA to ATVs. In the presentation it was noted that ATVs would have to comply with other sections of the CPSIA beyond the section specifically labeled for ATVs, including the lead content sections that outlined that products sold for use by children 12 years of age or younger 1) could not contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) of lead as of Feb. 10, 2009, 2) could not contain more than 300 ppm of lead after Aug. 14, 2009, and 3) may not contain more than 100 ppm after Aug. 14, 2011.
    That’s when the true impact of the CPSIA became apparent to industry stakeholders – manufacturers, dealers and consumers – and resulted in the same OEMs who had for years lobbied together for tighter restrictions governing youth sized powersports vehicles to go on the defensive in an effort to turn back the new requirements, and the loss of millions of dollars inrevenue, they had instigated.
    Learn more about the CPSIA HERE.
    GoDaddy
  3. xymotic Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Federal Way, WA
    The law of unintended consequences.
  4. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    The Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08\013 WR250, 010 TC250, 012 TC250
    Politics and $$ ... The kiss of death ...
  5. BadMotoWeazal Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Alabama
    Another sign that there is NO intelligent life in Washington DC
  6. ARod2000 Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Georgia
    This thread is from last year.
  7. BadMotoWeazal Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Alabama
    And my quote is still correct
  8. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    The Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08\013 WR250, 010 TC250, 012 TC250
    I don't know how this showed up to me as a new post ...
  9. Joe Chod Moderator

    Location:
    upstate NY
    Saw a kid with a T shirt at last race that said, "I don't want to eat it..I just want to ride it!" And "Free Malcom!" on the back
    (MS is a strong supporter of getting the bikes off the lead ban list.)
  10. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra - sold
    Appreciate greatly you typing that. It confirms some 'double visions'/ deja vu that I have had, and have been working on as of late with the forum software.


    Yes this is an old thread. The way it works is this. Every 10 years (think that was the time period) they will bring this up again, and again.


    Since this situation is resolved for the time being, I will go ahead and close it so as not to confuse people.
  11. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra - sold
  12. Coffee CH Owner

    Location:
    Between homes - in ft Wayne IN
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2006 TE250, 2013 TR650 Terra - sold
    So lets get the Husqvarna kids bikes in the USA! :)
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