Bell Announces Compliance With Lead Law

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Bell Powersports has announced that its SC-X Jr. youth motocross helmet is compliant with the new lead law. The company said it’s sending dealers a letter of assurance along with a copy of the certificate of conformity proving the helmet meets new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) guidelines.

Bell national sales manager Randy George said he’s fielded a handful of calls from dealers asking about the helmet. “I hear some of the stories, and it’s evident that there’s a lot of confusion out there,” he said. “The one thing I can say with certainty, however, is that dealers can continue to sell — and consumers can continue to use — the Bell SC-X Jr. with full confidence. All Bell powersport helmets are in compliance with the CPSIA.”

Several dealers have told Dealernews that they wish the aftermarket would send them a list of compliant youth products. To that end, we welcome any such lists and will post them here on our Web site.

The CPSIA contains sweeping guidelines made in response to high lead levels found in children’s toys. The law requires surface coatings and substrates to have lead content of less than 600 parts per million on any product intended for children age 12 and under.