December 21, 2022
UL Solutions welcomes the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) guidance to manufacturers, retailers, importers, and distributors of micromobility devices to comply with established UL safety standards. The application of safety science research, development of consensus standards and independent, third-party certification to those standards remain among the best tools available to help mitigate potential hazards across new and legacy technologies.
UL Solutions is proud of our work to bring UL-certified micromobility products to market – from conducting applied research and contributing expertise in related standards development, to developing testing and certification solutions. Our work established a safety science foundation for rapidly evolving micromobility technologies and supporting our customers in bringing lithium-ion batteries and battery-operated products to market safely and effectively. This includes products covered by UL 2272 and UL 2849, which address electrical systems in personal e-mobility devices (such as hoverboards) and eBikes, respectively.
UL Solutions, as well as UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement, supports the CPSC’s efforts, such as this guidance on micromobility devices, to safeguard consumers. With a shared mission of working for a safer world, our three organizations are committed to ongoing research, standards, and testing and certification work to help mitigate related fire, explosion, and other risks associated with micromobility device innovations.