CPSIA: “Toy lead ban puts kids on ATVs at risk”

by Walter Olson on April 15, 2011

In the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, cycle shop owner Mike Larson explains how CPSIA’s irrationality actually increases risk: “Kids aren’t licking or eating their ATVs, but they just might ride adult-sized ATVs thanks to this ban. Congress is putting kids in danger by refusing to address this problem.”

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1 Smart Dude 04.15.11 at 6:10 pm

Would a warning label suffice?

“Do not eat this vehicle.”

2 J.T. Wenting 04.15.11 at 11:35 pm

Doesn’t that make adult size ATV’s a childrens’ product and thus subject to the CPSIA?

I’m sure some Washington bureaucrat is trying to find justification for just such a decision, in order to be able to impose more regulation on things…

3 Mike 04.17.11 at 5:21 am

However ridiculous the legal case here may or may not be notwithstanding, Im finding it hard to be enthusiastic for defending the environmental nightmares (both short term and long term) that atvs are. Teach your kids to ride a horse, ride a bike, or walk.

4 Doug 04.17.11 at 7:56 am

yes nanny mike.

5 Bob Lipton 04.17.11 at 8:33 am

Don’t horse’s gears, contain metal? Suppose the child ate the horse? Wouldn’t he be in danger of of eating lead?


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