Saturday, January 31, 2009

KEEP SENDING LETTERS - Only 1/4 Victory Today

Some dealers sent me the news early today about a CPSC “reprieve” being a victory. Upon further analysis… it is only ¼ of a victory since the CPSC provided no relief regarding the February 10 ban which prohibits powersports companies from selling youth OHV products with lead content in excess of the limits. The CPSC action only stays the testing and certification requirements for those companies that know their products do not exceed the limits. The General continues to urge his troops to send letters to the CPSC and Congress to grant MIC and Industry petitions regarding this issue.

This continues to be an “All Hands on Deck” Order from The General

Send a letter and stop the Feb. 10 BAN on all youth OHVs!!!

*Included below is a sample letter regarding the potential ban of all youth-oriented OHVs starting Feb. 10, 2009.

I am asking OHV users to contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their elected officials today!

Thousands of you already have sent letters to the CPSC, Pres. Obama, and Congress - you need to do urge others to do the same -

BRC Rapid Response Center to contact the White House and your Congressional Member

MIC News Release on Issue:
Honda Letter to Dealers:

Sample "Cut and Paste" Letter:

As a member of the OHV community, I want to voice my strong support for petitions filed recently by the Motorcycle Industry Council and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America to seek emergency relief from provisions which go into effect on February 10, 2009.

While I do support efforts by Consumer Product Safety Commission to protect children from lead content in products that truly present a risk to children, I do not believe the Commission intended that metal parts on ATVs and motorcycles be included in that regulation because they do not present a lead risk to children.

As the spring OHV recreation season rapidly approaches, I ask you to support efforts to exclude youth-oriented OHVs – and the businesses that sell and service them – from being unnecessarily impacted by this ban especially during this economic crisis.


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