Senate Amendment to Exempt OHV from Lead Ban

SA 264 would add language to CPSIA

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 31, 2011
A U.S. senator has introduced a new amendment that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.

The CPSIA (also known as the “lead ban”) established acceptable levels of certain substances, including lead, resulting in a ban on the sale of youth motorcycles and ATVs due to traces of lead in various components.

Senate Amendment 264, introduced by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) adds the exemption to S.493, a small business program reauthorization bill that would exclude youth off-highway vehicles from the CPSIA.The amendment would add language to the CPSIA specifically stating off-highway vehicles including two- and four-wheel vehicles and snowmobiles.

Klobucher’s amendment is similar to the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, H.R. 412, introduced by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.).

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