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This specification covers nonpowered trailers intended to be pulled behind bicycles to transport one or two children with accessory loads with a prescribed maximum weight. It includes methods for strength, impact drop, structural integrity in rollover, tipover resistance, single-occupant trailer, double-occupant trailer, coupling security, and system fatigue tests. The tests confirm that this specification is satisfied. The specification also prescribes colors, reflectors, and flags for conspicuity.
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1.1 This specification covers nonpowered trailers intended to be pulled behind bicycles in order to transport one or two children with accessory loads with a maximum weight of 45.4 kg (100 lb). It includes test methods for confirming that this specification is satisfied.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 The following caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 5, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of 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.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D1230 Test Method for Flammability of Apparel Textiles
D4329 Practice for Fluorescent UV Exposure of Plastics
G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ANSI StandardANSIZ535.4, Product Safety Signs and Labels
Federal StandardsTitle16,CFR1512 Requirements for Bicycles, Sections: 1512.18(n), Reflector Test
ICS Number Code 43.150 (Cycles)
ASTM F1975-09, Standard Specification for Nonpowered Bicycle Trailers Designed for Human Passengers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top