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May 22, 1985

The American Academy of Pediatrics called for a moratorium on the sale of all-terrain vehicles--an increasingly popular three-wheel motorized bike blamed for a rising number of fatal accidents. There were 67,000 emergency-room-treated injuries associated with the bikes last year, a tenfold increase from 1981, and most of them involved children, Dr. Joseph Greensher, an academy officer, told a House hearing in Washington.

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