CPSC Staff Denies Bid For ATV Lead Exemption

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Staff members of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have shot down a request by manufacturers to exempt all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles from the safety watchdog's new lead standards, which have created a roadblock for companies that market such products for children ages 12 and under.

The vote came Wednesday in response to a request by manufacturers — including American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, and Arctic Cat Inc. — that certain metal parts on motorized recreational vehicles be excluded from new stricter...
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