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It's Not Over Yet ... Send Another Message to Congress to Finally Stop the Ban!
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Show your support for the effort to Stop the Ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles!

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Text StopTheBan or STB to 30101.

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Twitter Updates

MIC Delivers Nearly 4,000 Signed Letters from Industry Pros to Congress - to #StopTheBan on youth model ATVS/dirt bikeshttp://bit.ly/aY06yW
Published: Thursday, Feb 18 2010
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Published: Tuesday, Feb 16 2010
RT @paulvitrano: RT @overlawyered: New campaign to overturn #CPSIA dirtbike ban: The #Motorcycle Industry Council feels momentum is ... ...
Published: Tuesday, Feb 16 2010
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Published: Monday, Feb 15 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What’s the “Ban” and why do we need to stop it?

A. As a result of a law passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President, as of February 10th 2009 youth sized ATVs and dirt bikes (those primarily intended for kids 12 and under) are considered banned hazardous substances because they contain lead in certain components and it is illegal for them to be sold in the United States. Stopping the ban means having the law amended to allow for youth ATVs and dirt bikes to be sold legally.

Q. Hasn’t this issue already been solved?

A. No. Youth ATVs and dirt bikes are still considered banned hazardous substances, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission (the federal agency tasked with implementing the law that started the ban in the first place) understands that taking youth models off the market is a bad idea, so they issued a Stay of Enforcement.

Q. What does the Stay of Enforcement mean?

A. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has decided not to take enforcement action against those who sell youth ATVs and dirt bikes. So, it remains illegal to sell youth ATVs and dirt bikes, but CPSC won’t try to prosecute those who sell them.

Q. If dealers aren’t going to get in trouble for selling youth ATVs and dirt bikes, why do we need to continue to weigh in?

A. First, the Stay of Enforcement is temporary and is set to expire in May 2011. Second, State Attorneys General and private parties do not have to honor the Stay of Enforcement so dealers run the risk of getting sued if they sell. More importantly, youth ATVs and dirt bikes should not be considered hazardous substances. We all know that there is no risk to children from the lead in certain components of these vehicles and the science proves us right. And that the absence of youth model availability will likely result in children under 12 years of age riding the more accessible larger and faster adult-size vehicles, creating – in the CPSC’s own words – a “more serious and immediate risk of injury or death” than any risk from lead exposure . CPSC studies have found that approximately 90 percent of injuries to children under 16 occur on adult-sized ATVs .We need a permanent legislative solution.

Q. Why am I being asked to contact my Congressman?

A. Only Congress can provide a permanent solution. It is important that you contact your Members of Congress and ask them to Stop the Ban on youth sized ATVs and dirt bikes, nobody else can help at this point.

Q. Why now? and Are we making Progress?

A. We need your help now because progress is being made. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (the agency tasked with implementing the law that bans the sale of youth ATVs and dirt bikes) recently told Congress that they would like to see changes to the law that would Stop the Ban. All of us can help by making it crystal clear to Congress that we want the law changed.

Q. OK, I’m convinced, how do I weigh in?

A. Visit www.stopthebannow.com to find out how to have your voice heard.