Archive for February 16th, 2009

Remember what mom always said: Don’t eat lead or motorcycle parts.

February 16, 2009

The story that has been buzzing all around Indy for this Dealer Expo is the new lead content rules that affect sales of youth ATVs and motorcycles. We’ve covered it extensively over at Dealernews.com and in our Show Dailies. The regulations are the kind of sweeping, all-inclusive legislation that rules out such things as common sense and rational thinking.

Here is one exhibitor’s solution: 

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If you’re reading this and you’re still at Dealer Expo, head over to the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Business Center to voice your concerns. They’re in Booth 4705 in the Indiana Convention Center and sign a pre-printed letter to the CPSC and generate an e-mail to members of congress.

 

“This is a big deal,” said MIC president Tim Buche at the organization’s annual meeting on Friday. He urges people to take charge against the rulings that virtually wipes children’s ATVs, motorcycles and related accessories off the market.

 

You can also go online at www.arra-access.com to generate the letter to congress.