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All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Aug. 10, 2006


To address the unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with all terrain vehicles (“ATVs”), the Commission is proposing rules for adult and youth ATVs. The proposed rules include requirements concerning the mechanical operation of ATVs, requirements for providing safety information about operating ATVs (such as through labeling and training), and requirements for certification, testing and recordkeeping. The proposed standards would apply to adult single-rider and tandem ATVs and to youth ATVs. The Commission is also proposing a rule to ban three-wheeled ATVs. The proposed rules are issued under the authority of both the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).

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