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ASTM Releases Standard for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes

October 16, 2015

UNITED STATES - The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has released the following standards for recreation powered scooters and pocket bikes designed for children:

ASTM F2641 - 08(2015) Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes.

This standard establishes the performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.

ASTM F2642 - 08(2015) Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Safety Instructions and Labeling for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes. This standard specifies the requirements for safe-use instructions and labeling to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.

Both standards apply to recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes for use at the following ages:

  • Age eight to twelve for units limited to speeds of 16 km/h (10 miles/h) or less
  • Age 13 and above for fast-moving units capable of achieving speeds of >16 km/h (>10 miles/h)
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