[Elist] THE LEAD LAW

John Del Santo mcbwaycool at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 1 16:26:09 PET 2011



 
The Consumer Product Safety Commision bans the making, importing, distributing or selling of any product intended for children 12 and under that contains more than a specified amount of lead in any accessible part. It also requires that all children's products undergo periodic testing by independent laboratories approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is responsible for implementing the law.    .   This law will supposedly keep young riders from eating their motorcycles
 
The CPSC has delayed enforcing key portions of the law until after the end of the year. Unless the CPSIA is changed, the sale of youth-model motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles that do not conform to the CPSIA will be officially banned beginning in 2012. 
 
On August 1, 2011, H.R. 2715 was introduced by U.S. Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and H.R. 2715 would EXEMPT youth OHVs from the lead-content provisions of the Consumer product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, otherwise known as the "lead law." Those provisions contain overly restrictive lead-content limits that have practically destroyed the sale of youth OHVs and severely hampered youth motorized recreation.   
 
The House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 2715 either today or tomorrow.
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John Del Santo
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