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ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE SAFETY
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HEARING

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND

COMPETITIVENESS

OCT 1 9 1988

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COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY AND COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDREDTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 3991
A BILL TO DECLARE 3-WHEEL ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES TO BE BANNED
HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS UNDER THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
ACT, TO DIRECT THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION TO
PROMULGATE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY RULES FOR ALL TER-
RAIN VEHICLES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

MARCH 16, 1988

Serial No. 100-135

Printed for the use of the Committee on Energy and Commerce

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1988

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COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE

JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan, Chairman JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

NORMAN F. LENT, New York HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California THOMAS A. LUKEN, Ohio

BOB WHITTAKER, Kansas DOUG WALGREN, Pennsylvania

THOMAS J. TAUKE, Iowa AL SWIFT, Washington

DON RITTER, Pennsylvania MICKEY LELAND, Texas

DAN COATS, Indiana CARDISS COLLINS, Ilinois

THOMAS J. BLILEY, JR., Virginia MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

JACK FIELDS, Texas W.J. "BILLY" TAUZIN, Louisiana

MICHAEL G. OXLEY, Ohio RON WYDEN, Oregon

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah RALPH M. HALL, Texas

MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio

DAN SCHAEFER, Colorado WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

JOE BARTON, Texas
BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
JIM SLATTERY, Kansas
GERRY SIKORSKI, Minnesota
JOHN BRYANT, Texas
JIM BATES, California
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
JIM COOPER, Tennessee
TERRY L. BRUCE, Illinois

WM. MICHAEL KITZMILLER, Staff Director
PAUL C. SMITH, Minority Chief Counsel/Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND COMPETITIVENESS

JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey, Chairman JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California' JIM BATES, California

MATTHEW J. RINALDO, New Jersey HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

DON RITTER, Pennsylvania PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

HOWARD C. NIELSON, Utah CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

JOE BARTON, Texas DENNIS E. ECKART, Ohio

NORMAN F. LENT, New York BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

(Ex Officio) JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan (Ex Officio)

GREGORY E. LAWLER, Chief Counsel/Staff Director

RICHARD L. HUBERMAN, Counsel
DENNIS B. WILSON, Minority Counsel

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CONTENTS

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Text of H.R. 3991.
Testimony of:

Claddouhos, Harry, attorney, Pettit & Martin, representing Suzuki
Cody, W.J. Michael, Attorney General, Tennessee.
Cutler, Lloyd N., attorney, Čutler and Pickering, representing American

Honda Motor Co., Inc........
DeFiore, Executive Director, Consumer Product Safety Commission..........
Dawson,

Carol, Vice Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission .

Deppa, Roy, Engineer, ATV Task Force, Consumer Product Safety Com-

mission

Duncan, Virginia Burdick, Bayside, Wisconsin.
Gerchick, Mark L., attorney, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, repre-

senting Kawasaki

Graham, Anne, Commissioner, Consumer Product Safety Commission........

Lacy, Jim, General Counsel, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Marchica, Nick, Chairman, ATV Task Force, Consumer Product Safety

Commission.......

Narkewicz, Richard M., president, American Academy of

Pediatrics

Scanlon, Terrence, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission

Scheider, Matthew, attorney, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, representing

Yamaha .....

Sumner, Bonnie, Milwaukee, Wisconsin..

Toms, Douglas W., consultant, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.......

Weiss, Susan A., legislative representative, Consumer Federation of

America .....

Willens, Howard P., attorney, Cutler and Pickering, representing Ameri-

can Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Material submitted for the record by:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, letter dated March 11, 1988

and position statement.....

Consumer Federation of America, letter to Chairman Florio dated April

20, 1988.......

Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Memorandums dated March 4 and 11, 1988, Re: Effect of Federal

legislation

Memorandums dated March 3, 7 and 8, 1988, Re: ATV Recall Options

Responses to subcommittee questions from Chairman Scanlon and

Commissioners Dawson and Graham

Responses to questions submitted by Hon. Howard Nielson to Chair-

man Scanlon and Commissioners Dawson and Graham..

Craig, Hon. Larry E., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Idaho, statement..

National Association of Attorneys General: Report and Recommendations

of the NAAG ATV Task Force

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker:

Letter dated April 21, 1988 and Memorandum on the Constitutional-

ity of H.R. 3991......

Responses to subcommittee questions
Responses to questions submitted by Hon. Howard Nielson
Pettit and Martin:

Letter to Chairman Florio dated April 19, 1988 and attached corre-

spondence .....

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