OPEI's Kiser: UTV makers could face challenges from CPSC standards

07/17/2014 | GreenIndustryPros.com

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is working on safety standards for utility vehicles and is likely to pursue a rulemaking to make them mandatory, according to Outdoor Power Equipment Institute President and CEO Kris Kiser. OPEI's Greg Knott notes that "if successful, the new rule would mandate additional operator restraint and vehicle stability requirements for vehicles with top speeds exceeding 30 mph, without consideration of machine design, use or other important performance characteristics." This could increase product prices and manufacturing costs, Kiser said.

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