CPSC Plans ATV Meeting for Oct. 16

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is planning a meeting to discuss the new mandatory standard for ATVs and the meaning of the new provisions as they pertain to quads in the recently passed Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The meeting is to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at CPSC Headquarters, 4330 East West Highway Bethesda, Maryland, 20814.

Pre-registration is required. Interested participants are asked to use an online form to register. The meeting also will be available live via webcast.

Need additional information? Contact the CPSC Office of Information and Public Affairs: (301) 504-7908 or (301) 504-7800.

The provision was part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (H.R. 4040), which President George Bush signed Aug. 14. Section 232 of the Act codifies existing voluntary standards and action plans for companies importing and selling ATVs in the United States. In effect, the bill creates immediate mandatory standards for all ATVs sold in the U.S., both imported and domestic. Read more about the CPSIA here.