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Old 01-30-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act could ban children's motorcycles

A Congressional act issued in response to last year's Chinese lead-tainted toys scandal could inadvertently end the sale of children's motorcycles like the popular Honda CRF50F. Honda and other members of the Motorcycle Industry Council are actively working to have such products omitted from the act, but with CPSIA coming into effect on February 10, they may not have time to do so.

This means that, baring action by Congress, the sale, display or promotion of any motorcycle intended primarily for children 12-years-old or younger will have to cease on February 10. This could massively effect dealers who have already invested in stock and advertising.

The letter points at that while Honda's paint contains "little or no lead," CPSIA also bans products that contain 600 parts per million of lead in any of their materials. Alloys used in the construction of motorcycles commonly contain small amounts of lead. CPSIA is intended to prevent the sale of lead containing items that could be ingested by a child. Even though most children we know don't eat motorcycles or ATVs, it fails to distinguish them from, say, a small toy.

Honda and other manufacturers are working to gather official test results of how much lead is in each of their components and, in the long run, could potentially manufacture these models with alternative, lead-free components. But, because the act is retroactive, it applies to the sale of any product.

The MIC and SVIA are lobbying Congress for action.



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Old 01-30-2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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WOW!!! That's very fukked up and disheartening. Hope they get that one fixed soon!.


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Stupid. A motorcycle isn't a toy.
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Can't they just put a "age 13 and up" sticker on it?
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Can't they just put a "age 13 and up" sticker on it?
That's what I was thinking. The consumer never really pays attention to those things anyway.
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what other liberties are going to be taken away from us?
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what other liberties are going to be taken away from us?
racing causes global warming, should be banned
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We're probably not far from it. They banned the sale of 2-strokes.
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We're probably not far from it. They banned the sale of 2-strokes.
for street use, right?

Can't you still buy a 2 stroke motor?
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We're probably not far from it. They banned the sale of 2-strokes.
I know I miss the 2 stroke motogp bikes them suckers were radical. They were like riding a bucking bronco. Now everything is stupid computer control bs.
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Yeah it sucks , i heard about the lead issues a couple of days ago .
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Feb 9 is the deadline for dealers, after that, the bikes get put into storage until the legislature can be changed.....
This is for new and preowned motorcycles and ATVs for dealers...
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Feb 9 is the deadline for dealers, after that, the bikes get put into storage until the legislature can be changed.....
This is for new and preowned motorcycles and ATVs for dealers...

Remember, when your kids are done riding, don't let them lick the engine cases...
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This is why you are selling the minis so cheap?
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Wow that is so retarded...


soooo what would a crf/xr 50 run me? or do ya have any used ones?
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If your child ingests moto parts, lead is most likely the LEAST of your problems.
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They are worried about lead.

So, if someone builds a 50 with a low enough lead content, it will be OK that the kids can drink gas or oil?

If the kids are that unsupervised, they are fckd no matter what!
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Part of it, just trying to tidy up the inventory before al this comes into effect....
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i say WTF? if your kid is smart enough to ride...they should be smart enough not to eat the chit.
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