This safety specification provides the safety design features and reasonable safety standards intended to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use (including storage, movement, entry, use, and exit from the product) of stationary exercise bicycles assembled in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for safe use. This standard is limited to exercise bicycles of the following classes: Class A, non-free-wheeling exercise bicycles with a directly driven flywheel; Class B, free-wheeling exercise bicycles; Class C, ergometer bicycles or those bicycles used to precisely measure work; and Class D, units designed to convert road bicycles to stationary exercise bicycles. Device stability, exterior design, overheating performance, inertia, and design characteristics of the individual parts such as the frame and seat post retention assembly, seat post and seat, handlebars, and pedals shall be tested as indicated herein, and should comply accordingly with the acceptance criteria specified for each the said requirements. Guidelines are also specified for appropriate documentation practices for the owner's/user's manual, assembly instructions, operational instructions, maintenance instructions, installation instructions, user weight restrictions, warnings/warning labels, and other product markings.
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1.1 This safety specification covers the safety design features of stationary exercise bicycles. The device shall be assembled in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for safe use.
1.2 This standard is limited to exercise bicycles of:
1.2.1 Class ANon-free-wheeling exercise bicycles with a directly driven flywheel.
1.2.2 Class BFree-wheeling exercise bicycles.
1.2.3 Class CErgometer bicycles, or, those bicycles used to precisely measure work.
1.2.4 Class DUnits designed to convert road bicycles to stationary exercise bicycles.
1.3 This specification is intended to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use of stationary exercise bicycles.
1.4 This specification is written to provide reasonable safety standards for the user of stationary exercise bicycles during storage, movement, entry, use, and exit from the product.
This standard does not purport to address all the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1749 Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels
ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)
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