SGS Scooter Ride Play and Learn with a Peace of Mind
Scooters are a fun way for kids to travel for short distances and can also help promote skills such as balancing, spatial awareness and risk management. But just like any-other toy, there are a variety of hidden and potential hazards for this wheeled toy, (mainly from easily detachable parts, for example Steering tube).
With an increasing number of recalls throughout the world, the 2 largest markets: USA & European Union had simultaneously taken the initiative to amend their respective regulations (ASTM F2264 and EN 14619) to further safeguard its users.
Summary of the Revisions are:
|ASTM F2264-14||Amendment Details|
|Section 7.6 (Curb Impact Test)||The suspension shall ensure that the energy created (135J with impact |
velocity of 10 +/- mph) is absorbed by the front wheel
|Section 7.7 (Dynamic Strength Test)||Revised to utilize a 20kg mass consisting of 15.2cm diameter bag filled |
with steel shot and dropped to centre of deck from 0.6m for 3 times
|EN 14619:2015||Amendment Details|
|Scope||Changed the body weight is from 35kg – 100kg to 20kg - 100kg*|
|Classification||Clauses 4.3.22, 5.5 & 5.8 were added & the requirements were modified|
|Ends of Handles||Ends are requirement to be covered with new test method in Clause 5.4|
|Marking||Requirements had been modified with a new pictogram|
|Packing||The maximum weight had been added with different weight classes|
|Environmental||An informative annex had been added|
# For scooter that is not intended for sport or to be used for travel on public roads or public pathways and body mass of 50kg or less, it shall be subjected to EN71-1
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