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U.S. House Subcommittee Approves Changes to ‘Lead Law’

A key U.S. House subcommittee has approved legislation to address flaws in the law that effectively bans the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On May 12, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved and sent to the full Committee on Energy […]

Congressional committee hears testimony that lead law endangers kids

A key U.S. House committee heard from a variety of people on April 7 who testified on revising the lead law that will impose a de facto ban on the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. A clear message that came out of […]

More federal lawmakers back ‘Kids Just Want to Ride Act’

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the law that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining support on the eve of a key congressional hearing, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Some 61 U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the “Kids Just Want […]

“Kids Just Want To Ride” Amendment Introduced in Senate

The motorsports community has gotten one step closer to their goal of overturning an overly restrictive law that would prevent the use of lead-based components in children’s products. The initial intent behind 2008’s Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is admirable: stop lead from getting into the hands of children. Unfortunately, senators and representatives who […]

U.S. Senate Amendment Introduced to Exempt Kids Machines from Lead Law

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Senate Amendment 264, co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), would exempt youth OHVs from the lead-content […]

50 lawmakers now support The Kids Just Want to Ride Act

Legislation that would exempt kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. There are now 50 co-sponsors to H.R. 412: The Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which was introduced by […]

American Motorcyclist Association urges ‘lead law’ exemption at Congressional hearing

In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans the sale of the vehicles at the end of the year. In the statement sent to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and […]

Kids Just Want to Ride Act gaining momentum

Some 37 federal lawmakers have declared their support for H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Attracting bi-partisan attention, the bill was introduced by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.). It seeks to exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 — […]

Federal safety agency grants reprieve to kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles

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. On Feb. 1, the CPSC voted 4-1 to delay enforcement until Dec. 31 of the independent laboratory testing […]

‘Lead law’ reprieve for kids dirtbikes up for a vote

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. Specifically, the staff suggests that CPSC commissioners delay enforcing the testing and certification requirements for kids’ dirtbikes […]