Now it is time for the Senate to act, finish line is close, take action! – News Release
The House today passed H.R. 2715, which includes provisions to Stop the Ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles. Now it is time for the Senate to act. Please click the Take Action link below to send a message to your Senators and to key Senators on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
ARRA has engaged you many times on this issue over the past few years, but we are close to prevailing. The House has already passed legislation that would provide relief and now the Senate has the opportunity to act as well.
With the finish line so near, it is more imperative than ever that you click the Take Action link below to make sure that your Senator and key Members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee vote to Stop the Ban!
As you will recall, the CPSIA banned the sale of youth ATVs and dirt bikes when it went into effect in February 2009 because the vehicles contain small amounts of lead in certain components. We all know that youth riders face no threat to their health as a result of this lead content. In fact, the government agency responsible for implementing the CPSIA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has publicly noted that children face no threat from lead in ATVs and dirt bikes; however the products remain banned.
You may have heard that the problem was resolved when CPSC issued a stay of enforcement, but the fact remains that it is still illegal to sell youth ATVs and dirt bikes as they are banned hazardous products, and the stay will expire at the end of the year. As a result, it is imperative that Congress acts to amend the CPSIA to provide a legislative solution.