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January 26, 1988

A task force of state attorneys general called for tougher prohibitions on all-terrain vehicles, saying an agreement between the federal government and manufacturers fails to protect young riders. Last month, the Justice Department, Consumer Product Safety Commission and the industry agreed that manufacturers should stop selling only the three-wheeled vehicles but put no prohibitions on four-wheeled ones. The task force recommended manufacturers be required to provide a refund for owners who no longer want the vehicles and urged barring the sale of all-terrain vehicles to children under 16 and prohibiting all child-sized ones. Meanwhile, consumer and health groups filed a challenge to the consent decree in U.S. District Court.

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