ASTM F2641 - 08

    Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes

    Active Standard ASTM F2641 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.58

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This consumer safety specification covers the establishment of performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.

    1.2 This specification is intended to cover use of these products for children:

    1.2.1 Age eight to twelve for units limited to speeds 16 km/h (10 miles/h) or less.

    1.2.2 Age 13 and above for fast-moving units capable of achieving speeds >16 km/h (>10 miles/h).

    1.3 This consumer safety specification is not intended for units designed or licensed for roadway use regulated by transportation regulations (Department of Transportation (DOT) or state).

    1.4 This specification is not intended for units designed and sold as Adult Use Only and are prominently labeled and marked as such.

    1.5 This consumer safety specification is not intended for nonpowered scooters (Consumer Safety Specification F 2264), battery powered ride-on toys (Consumer Safety Specification F 963), skateboards, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, go-carts (Practice F 2007), fun-karts (Specification F 2011), snowmobiles, motorized trail bikes, lawnmowers, or motorized wheelchairs including mobility scooters.

    1.6 No product covered by this specification produced after the approval date of this consumer safety specification shall, by label, marking, or other means, indicate compliance with this consumer safety specification unless it conforms to all requirements herein.

    1.7 The values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

    1.8 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    F963 Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

    F2007 Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Operation of Concession Go-Karts and Facilities

    F2011 Specification for Safety and Performance of Fun-Karts

    F2264 Consumer Safety Specification for Non-Powered Scooters

    SAE Standard

    SAEJ386 Operator Restraint Systems for Off-Road Work Machines

    Federal Standards

    FederalHazardousSubs and regulations promulgated under this act


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 43.140 (Motorcycles and mopeds)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25101802(Scooters)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2641-08

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