Malcolm Smith Leads CPSIA Protest

Malcolm Smith plans to sell banned youth-sized motorcycles and ATVs March 19 as a sign of protest to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which prohibits the sale of youth motorcycles and ATVs deemed unhealthy for children under age 12 due to suspected high levels of lead content.

Smith has dubbed the event the “Kids Love 2 Ride Protest.” He’s gotten so much support, he says, that he changed the starting time to 4 p.m. so more people can attend.

A group of small business people and high-profile motorcycle industry celebrities, including racers Jeff Ward and Jeremy McGrath, Glen Helen Raceway owner Bud Feldkamp, and motorsport design guru Troy Lee have all agreed to be on hand to purchase banned units for use by their own children and grandchildren.

Malcolm Smith Motorsports is in Riverside, Calif. The dealership – recently named “Dealer of the Year” by Dealernews magazine’s Top 100 Dealer Program – sells Aprilia, Can-Am, Husqvarna, KTM, KYMCO, Piaggio, Sea-Doo, Suzuki, Vespa and Yamaha.

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