GNCC Racing

Urgent: Consumer Safety Commission Waiver

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is a new law on the books that prohibits the distribution or sales of children's products that have any part with a lead content above 600ppm. The CPSIA law is supposed to make toys safer for kids aged 12-and-under by limiting their exposure to lead. It turns out that minicycles have some parts with lead in them-too much for this provision. Beginning on February 10, 2009, Kawasaki is advising their dealers to clear the showroom floor of most of their minicycles and telling them not to sell or advertise any of them. Here is what you can do to help:

As of Tuesday, February 10th, 2009, the small powersports industry has all but been shut down. This affects not only dealers and new units but individuals all across the U.S. New and used units as well as parts availability for every used unit in the nation has been called under question. This issue is far reaching not only financially but also concerning safety. With the suspension of proper sized ATV's and motorcycles suspended, young riders will be tempted to use improperly sized and built machines which could (but Lord willing won't) lead to severe injuries.

There is a waiver now setting before the Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington DC, but has not been acted upon as of yet. We need every available rider, Mother, Father, Grandmother, Grandfather, Aunt, Uncle and any relative, friend neighbor, business or personal contact or any person who is a legal us citizen to get involved. They need to access this website, read the sample letter, type in their name and addresss then click the "send a letter on my behalf" icon below it. This will generate correspondence to all the committee members in Washington that are on the committee that oversee the commission that could act upon this. The commission members as well as my office will also receive copies of the letters set so we can be the most effective voice we that we can. The sport as well as the industry is in turmoil and time is short. The future of small powersports is at risk! PLEASE ACT NOW!!

Please go to to sign letter to congress - we have to stop this!!