US Senate passes bill strengthening Consumer Product Safety Commission

Today the U.S. Senate passed a bill to modernize and beef up the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And tucked inside it, are provisions to improve the safety of new all terrain vehicles. The bill would make safety measures developed by the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America the mandatory standard for 4-wheeled ATVs. It would be unlawful for manufacturers or distributors to import new 4 wheelers or commercially sell them unless those standards were met.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC