- Jan 30, 2009
Lead regulations could keep children's motorbikes out of America
In response to heavy opposition from both manufacturers and dealerships, the CPSC has granted an additional year to ensure that the proper testing is done on each product, but the vehicles will still be illegal to sell beginning on February 10, 2009. Similar legislation already exists in Europe, along with an exemption for the powersports industry.
Somehow, we doubt that the seemingly minimal possibility of lead poisoning is the biggest safety concern for parents who purchase off-road vehicles for their children. Thanks for the tip, Andy!