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Stuck in neutral: consumer safety panel faces constraints in its ability to force recalls of ATVs

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In June, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an unusual warning about a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle designed for children, calling it “defective and dangerous”. “Children are at risk of injury or death due to multiple safety defects with this off-road vehicle”, the agency said in a news release. That vehicle, the Kazuma Meerkat 50, was not recalled, however, …

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