ASTM WK57360

    New Specification for Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Self-Balancing Scooters (Hoverboards)

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    WK57360

    1. Scope

    This consumer safety specification covers the establishment of performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards to users of self-balancing scooters(SBSs) This specification is intended to cover use of these products for children: Age eight to twelve for SBSs limited to speeds 16 km/h (10 miles/h) or less. Age 13 and above for fast-moving SBSs capable of achieving speeds 16 km/h (10 miles/h). This consumer safety specification includes requirements for safe-use instructions and labeling to minimize the hazards to users of self-balancing scooters. This specification is intended to cover safety instructions, labeling, and maintenance for products for: Children age eight to twelve for units limited to speeds 16 km/h (10 miles/h) or less, and Children age 13 and above for fast-moving units capable of achieving speeds of 16 km/h (10 miles/h). This specification is intended to reduce hazards, other than those inherent to the users of these units during normal intended use and within manufacturers safety guidelines. This consumer safety specification is not intended for SBSs designed or licensed for roadway use regulated by transportation regulations (Department of Transportation (DOT) or state). This specification is not intended for SBSs designed and sold as Adult Use Only and are prominently labeled and marked as such. This consumer safety specification is not intended for nonpowered scooters (Consumer Safety Specification F2264), battery powered ride-on toys (Consumer Safety Specification F963), skateboards, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, go-carts (Practice F2007), fun-karts (Specification F2011), snowmobiles, motorized trail bikes, lawnmowers, or motorized wheelchairs including mobility scooters. 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. The values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only. 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.


    Keywords

    self-balancing scooter; Hoverboards; labeling; safety; safety instructions

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    01-13-2017

    Technical Contact:
    David Dick

    Status:
    Draft Under Development