The Associated Press reports that there is little hope in the near future for kid’s dirt bikes. The
buzzkills staff of the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued their recommendation that dirt bikes and ATVs not be exempt from the recent lead product ban.
Sales of dirt bikes designed for children have been halted since a new law prohibiting the sale of any product containing more than a miniscule amount of lead went into effect February 10.
Kids seem to have way more common sense than the CPSC staff. A February USA Today story quoted one 12-year-old as saying, “Are you kidding? This is silly. There’s no way I’m going to stick a motorcycle part in my mouth.”
You can contact your Representatives and the Consumer Product Safety Commission at the AMA’s Rapid Response page.