The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn its Clean Air Act (CAA) approval of the import and sale of certain gas-powered on- and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles from China, stating that it believes the agency “received either incomplete or falsified certification information.” The disapproval will reportedly affect more than 70,000 vehicles sold by two companies doing business as Wildfire Motors Corp. The CAA requires such vehicles to obtain certificates of conformity with applicable CAA emission requirements.

According to an agency news release, EPA “believes the manufacturers failed to accurately test the emissions from their own products” in connection with their applications to EPA for certificates of conformity for the vehicles. EPA stated that its action affects only “the companies that manufactured and imported the vehicles” and that consumers who own models that were covered by the voided certificates are “not responsible for these companies’ wrongdoing and can continue to use the vechicle[s].” See EPA New Release, April 3, 2013.