HELP STOP THE
FEBRUARY 10TH BAN ON YOUTH OHVS
On February 10, 2009, a new law regulating
lead content in certain products will go into
effect. This could adversely affect companies
that manufacture or distribute youth model
all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles
and parts and accessories for those vehicles .
Dealers that sell and service those products
would be impacted as well.
The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America
(SVIA) and the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC)
have urgently requested the Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) and federal legislators
to take a common sense approach to
implementation of the Consumer Product Safety
Improvement Act's lead provisions.
SVIA and MIC have joined several of
their member companies in filing petitions with
the CPSC for emergency relief from the
provisions. They are seeking a temporary final
rule to exempt ATV and
motorcycle components, parts and
accessories in order to avoid major disruptions
to enthusiasts, to the member companies'
businesses, and to the companies' dealer network
of thousands of small, independent businesses,
which employ tens of thousands of Americans.
BRC is asking all OHV users to contact the
Consumer Product Safety Commission and their
elected officials today!
Use the following links to send your comments
and to contact your Congressional
Included below is a sample letter regarding
the potential ban of all youth-oriented OHVs,
which starts February 10, 2009.
CPSC Comment Page
Use the BRC Rapid Response Center to contact
Members of Congress and cut, paste and edit the
sample letter below.