Lead law throws young cyclists off co...

Lead law throws young cyclists off course

There are 10 comments on the GoErie.com story from Mar 16, 2009, titled Lead law throws young cyclists off course. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Joseph Albrewczynski, 7, photographed at the Walnut Creek access area in Fairview Township on March 6. New lead regulations have brought sales of youth dirt bikes to a halt.

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collinsfriend

Kelseyville, CA

#1 Mar 17, 2009
Why couldn't the manufacturer take them back and put on non-leaded handgrips and valve stems? OT take them back and exchange them for saleable bikes? They could redistribute them somehwere else they are allowed.
Josh Huegel

Waterford, PA

#2 Mar 17, 2009
I think that The federal law should be removed because as stated in the article its not like the kids are Chewing on the parts that Contain lead The young kids who ride this bike wear (riding gloves) when they do ride the handgrips Should not be a issue the valve stems Could be replaced but do its as a optinal recall and as for the battery and engine The kid do not touch the battery Often and they wash ther hand after words and the engine is only touched sometimes
TheRedneck

Erie, PA

#3 Mar 17, 2009
For the love of God, the kid has a better chance of getting lead poisoning from chewing on paint chips than riding a bike.

This is another example of how people are making future generations a bunch of wimps.
motomom

Meadville, PA

#4 Mar 17, 2009
My son has been riding a dirt bike since he was 3. He is now 15 and rides/races daily. In all my years of being invovled in this sport i have never seen my child or anyone elses put any part of thier dirt bike or 4 wheeler in thier mouth nor have i heard of any cases of lead poisoning in a child caused from these machines. i have watched my own son and many other children excel and mature in this sport and they would not be where they are today had they not started at such a young age. It just is not possible for any child to excel in this sport starting at age 12.They need to pay more attention to the toys being made in china that contain lead paint or better yet have them manufactured in the USA.Stopping the sales of these mini bikes and 4 wheelers definitely is not stimulating the economy.
Billy Bob

Edinboro, PA

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Communism is on it's way people wake up and smell the manure. Next they will tell us how to dress, when to shop and how long we can stay outside at night.
Erieimplant

Lexington Park, MD

#6 Mar 17, 2009
The government is making a good effort to protect children, since many parents won't. There are many toys that contain lead and can be dangerous for young kids during development. Lead does not have to accumulate to the point of "lead poisoning" to cause detrimental effects on development. The ban on selling large items such as dirt bikes however, is taking the law too far.
nmk

Canton, OH

#7 Mar 17, 2009
keeping toys out from china great keeping things like atvs from kids bad next there gonna say kids under 12 cant go fishing or hunting either because of lead from splitshot or bullets and shot there goes your kids pellet gun or car and lawnmower batteries this is typical of our so-called elected clowns another prime example government gone to far its getting about time to take out the political trash and take our country back. this is the USA not china korea or cuba
kyle

United States

#8 Mar 19, 2009
A prime example of 'Government gone wild!' One little scare with lead paint from China and now I have to worry about my granddaughter eating the battery in her Barbie Hot Wheels or chewing on the wheels weights of my car in the driveway.
Give me a break! These guys have totally lost touch with reality. They are in their own little governmental world collecting from us hard working taxpayers.
john paul

United States

#9 Mar 19, 2009
WAY TO GO, THE GOVERNMENT STEPPING IN TO PROTECT OUR YOUNG ONES... JUST LIKE THEY PROTECT THEM FROM THE EVIL SMOKER LIKE ME..
I HAD ALWAYS STATED YOU ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN ON ONE ISSUE THEY WILL STEP IN ON OTHERS..
GOOD EXAMPLE OF BEING CONTROL BY BIG BOTHER.. I JUST WONDER WHAT NEXT... WAY TO GO BIG BOTHER FLEX THOSE MUSCLES.. MAYBE MORE YOU DO IT,, MAYBE PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ALLOW TO GIVE UP
jellywad

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jun 7, 2011
when i was a child, i had pure lead weights, rectangular about 6 inches X 3 inches X 3 inches. I used to bash a hole through the weight with a hammer and play stick my penis through the hole.

Vulgar, yes, but absolutely factual and not a joke. If I'm fine after that all these years, kids can have motorcycles with batteries in them. It's unbelievable that even after hearing about the potential problem of cycles being affected by this law, and then the actual problem, that the law hasn't been amended. Keep shutting out products that the public demands...yea, that'll help keep jobs in the community and keep kids safe.

Now, the kids are still at risk of lead poisoning and more are potentially at risk of being homeless.

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