Earlier this year, a law was passed that made it illegal to sell small motorcycles and ATVs in America that were intended primarily for children under the age of 12. The issue was lead content, as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) issued a law banning the sale of any product that contains more than 600 ppm of lead in "substrate material."
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
In just a few days time, it will be illegal to sell the majority of small ATVs and motorcycles that are primarily intended for children under the age of 12. Why? According to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), any product that contains more than 600 ppm of lead in "substrate material" is hazardous and cannot be sold in the United States. While the CPSIA was drafted primarily in response to the growing concern of lead paint used on small toys, it has recently been pointe
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