Saturday, March 28, 2009

CPSIA Update: Video Of Malcolm Smith "Illegal" Bike Sale

A follow-up to our post last week on the CPSIA protest held at motorcycle maverick Malcom Smith's motorbike shop.

As we've been reporting, carelessly worded legislation in reaction to revelations of high contents of lead in various children's toys resulted in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, signed into law by President Bush. This well-intentioned Act of Congress became effective in February of this year, and has unintentionally plunged many industries into economic turmoil due to the blanket restrictions placed upon selling **anything** to children under the age of 12. Incredibly, children's motorbikes are subject to the ban, although hopefully not for long.

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