ERIC Number: ED307019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
All-Terrain Vehicles. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
As part of a review of the operation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a hearing was held to receive testimony concerning the safety of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recommendations for protection of consumers who purchase them. Of particular interest was the question of whether the Commission, due to budget cuts or reliance on voluntary standards, had implicitly encouraged or tolerated industry's propounding of inadequate safety standards. Testimony concerns the issue of whether the production of ATVs should be regulated by the government; activities of the CPSC's ATV Task Force; hazzards and marketing techniques associated with ATVs; the seriousness of the ATV safety issue; the position of ATV manufacturers and the industry's product safety efforts; the position of ATV users, as represented by the American All-Terrain Vehicle Association; ATV accidents resulting in injury to children; and ATV safety training by dealerships. Extensive materials provided for the record include letters, statements, and responses, and the text of a civil suit brought by the United States of America against General Motors Corporation (GMC) in which it is alleged that GMC's 1980 X-cars are defective. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Consumer Protection, Court Litigation, Government Role, Hearings, Motor Vehicles, Safety
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-02735-1, $8.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.