USA ORGANISATIONS FIGHT BAN ON YOUTH ATVs AND MOTORCYCLES
February 19 2009.

In the USA the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has effectively banned the sale of youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) as of Feb10, 2009. 

Thousands of letters to Washington legislators and regulators have been generated by the powersports industry since the ban on youth motorcycles and ATVs began one week ago. The Motorcycle Industry Council and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America staged a letter-writing campaign at Dealer Expo 2009 in Indianapolis over the weekend, calling for exclusions from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

The industry has urged the CPSC and federal legislators to take a common-sense approach to implementation of the CPSIA's lead-content provisions and minimize the negative economic impact of the current ruling. Some products may need to be destroyed, which would result in severe hardship to manufacturers, distributors and their dealerships during a time of economic disruption.
 
What happens in America happens here in the UK. We await UK government and industry reactions...