Mar 3, 2009

New Lead Ban Legislation Drastically Affects Motorcycle Industry

Rumors and speculation have been flying around for a few days now on a law that could affect small motorcycles considerably. As of yesterday, those rumors were confirmed in the form of a new policy that falls under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The policy is a restriction on lead found in children’s toys and products. According to the policy, put together by the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), any product intended for children with lead at more than 600ppm is hereby banned from retail. The intention is to minimize the possibility of children ingesting trace amounts of lead that can be found in small products such as toy cars, as children have the tendency to put things in their mouths...READ MORE

FREETARIAN: This story rattles my anti-oppression bones to the center of it's marrow. I grew up motocross racing with my family. My brother Cameron has a daughter who started racing at 5 years of age and still races today at the age of 9. My daughter Celina is 3 1/2 years and I was very much looking forward to teaching her how to ride and get her racing. Motocross is an amazing sport that teaches kids responsibility and sportsmanship. Now our "Big Daddy Government" wants to stop our children from enjoying an amazing sport all in the name of safety. Not to mention the stores who will lose tons of business over these oppressive laws and the job losses which will follow. People need to rise up and finally put a stop to these creeps who wish to control every aspect of our lives! It's time to say "HANDS OFF OUR LIVES! LET US BE FREE!"

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