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MIC sends over 135,000 messages to Congress

March 1, 2011
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The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) has been part of an effort that sent more than 135,000 messages and 3,000 letters to members of Congress urging the amending of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The 135,000 messages from riders were sent in e-mails or faxes to members of Congress, while the letters, signed by industry professionals and collected at Dealer Expo, were mailed to chairs of committees involved in discussing the CPSIA. All messages encouraged Congress to amend the act that effectively bans youth ATVs and dirt bikes because of the lead content in certain components. The MIC asks that Congress change the CPSIA to include only products aimed at children 6 years old and younger or to make an exemption for youth dirt bikes and ATVs.

“The final push to stop the ban on youth ATVs and dirt bikes is on,” Paul Vitrano, general counsel of the MIC, said in a press release. “We believe that Congress is set to act to permanently address this issue by amending the CPSIA this year.”

More information on the MIC’s efforts can be found at www.stopthebannow.com.

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