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11NR24 – MRF News Release – Congress Exempts Youth Motorcycles, ATVs and Snowmobiles from Lead Ban

3 August 2011

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Congress Exempts Youth Motorcycles, ATVs and Snowmobiles from Lead Ban

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that earlier this week, both the US House and US Senate passed a measure to clean up the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). HR 2715, sponsored by Mary Bono-Mack (R-CA), takes aim at reforming the issue of banning youth products due to lead content percentages. Also known as the Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvement Act (CPSCIA), this bill addresses a number of issues; but first and foremost is the language to fix the lead law.

HR 2715 specifically addresses the issue of youth motorcycles, other off road vehicles, and snowmobiles, effectively exempting them from the lead certification rules. The measure sailed through both the Senate and House by unanimous consent in both chambers. The MRF applauds Congress for addressing this import issue.

The legislation will need the President’s signature before becoming law.  The MRF encourages you to contact the President and ask him to sign HR 2715 into law.

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