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Law Bans ATV's and Dirt Bikes for Children

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- KNDU learned more about the law that bans ATV's for children. As we are learning more about this law, we've found it all has to do with lead levels in the paint for all toys in America.

At the end of January Shumate Motorsports in Kennewick was told they needed to take all ATV's and dirt bikes for children off their store floors.

"It's just something that we have to live with I mean there's lots of things that everybody is not happy with you know but we just go on and make the best of it and I'm sure common sense will prevail," said David Archibald, General Manager at Shumate Motorsports.

It's not just ATV's, across the country each part of every toy needs to be tested for lead and certified before they can be put on store shelves.

At Shumate salesmen will lose commissions from not being able to sell ATV models made for children.

"Hopefully it's going to be a temporary situation and we can offer to take their name and number and call them back when we're able to sell them," said Kevin Gunn, Shumate Salesman.

Shumate may lose some sales but the law could put many small toy stores out of business.
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