Honda has informed dealers that their inventories of new and used youth motorcycles and ATVs will become worthless and legally unsalable on Feb. 10:
Even more concerning is that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency charged with enforcing the Act, recently ruled that Congress intended the lead content regulations to be retroactive. This means that, regardless of its date of manufacture or the fact that it complied with all applicable laws and regulations at the date of manufacture, any children’s product manufactured with even a single component part containing lead in excess of the limits will no longer be legal for sale as of February 10, 2009.
Earlier here. Friday’s CPSC stay of enforcement on some testing/certification rules in no way provides an exemption from the law for items that do contain significant quantities of lead, which Honda says are unavoidable as a part of the alloys used in the products. More: Hell for Leather.