The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has made available a video public service announcement (PSA) regarding the ban on the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) intended for kids 12 and under.
The 54-second video features AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman discussing the ban
and encourages viewers to contact their representatives in Congress and the Consumer
Products Safety Commission to end the ban.
See the video here:
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has
effectively outlawed the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs). According
to section 101(a) of the enacted legislation, all youth products
containing lead must have less than 600 parts per million (ppm) by
weight. The CPSC has interpreted the law to apply to various components
of youth OHVs including the engine, brakes, suspension, battery and
other mechanical parts. Even though the lead levels in these parts are
small, they are still above the minimum threshold.