More on CPSIA and the dangers of eating youth motorcycles

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.


  • More proof, if any needed, that our Congress-critters don’t have the slightest clue as to what lurks within the totally unreadable 500 page pieces of “legislation” they are voting on.

  • Yes they did Ed. They voted to protect our children from the hazard of lead. The problem is that lead and humans have interacted for thousands of years. The supposed risks from lead are not supported by history or science. The instant hysteria came from the plaintiff bar’s attempt to extort money from paint manufacturers and from activists who gain prestige as protectors of the health of children.

    President Bush was rightly criticized for overriding science and common sense with gut feelings and religious ardor. But the Clintons were, and are, just as bad. The EPA has been corrupt from it’s beginning. Sometimes, like now, I am ashamed to be a Democrat.

    The fault though is with the American people. They are so pitifully stupid!