ACT Lab Empowers Micromobility Industry with Enhanced Safety Measures and Consumer Awareness Initiatives

Last year the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement to U.S. manufacturers and importers of mircomobility products such as self-balancing scooters, e-bicycles, other personal e-mobility products, and lithium-ion battery packs to thoroughly validate their products by accredited testing firms and ensure compliance to published safety standards. New York City echoed this call in March this [...]


A Complete Guide To Bicycle Safety Standards Testing

Bicycle regulatory and compliance safety testing is at the core of our business. As with any consumer product heading to market, bicycle manufacturers need to confirm these primary factors to determine the final scope of the project: Intended age of the user. A children's bicycle is typically for riders less than 13 years of [...]

2022-09-27T12:37:32-07:00Blog, News|

BREXIT: UKCA compliance mark

The UK’s Brexit action has had an impact on the rules regarding product compliance for items imported and sold in the UK. The UK will now use its own mark, UKCA, to replace the EU's CE compliance mark for certain categories of goods placed on the market. These categories include but are not limited [...]

2022-12-12T13:40:25-08:00Blog, News|

A Complete Guide to E-Bike Safety Testing

The growing popularity of electric bicycles has naturally resulted in new safety standards and regional legislation to ensure consumer safety. These standards and regulations can present themselves as overwhelming, leaving many e-bike suppliers at a loss when creating plans to meet all necessary safety and regulatory criteria. We've compiled a few tips to help [...]

2022-12-12T14:15:52-08:00Blog, News|

ACT Lab President John Bogler appointed Chairperson to IAS Technical Advisory Council

ACT Lab is excited to announce that president and founder of the company, John Bogler, has been appointed chairperson to the International Accreditation Service (IAS) Technical Advisory Council for Testing Laboratories. With over 20 years of experience in the compliance, product testing, and standard development industries, Bogler will provide valuable input on the development of [...]

2021-08-19T03:02:25-07:00Blog, News, Press Releases|

What Are The Cargo Bike Safety Standards?

As cities become increasingly congested with road traffic, private and commercial cargo bike and cargo e-bike sales are growing across the globe. While cargo bikes have been popular for several years, particularly in Europe, these bikes have not been subject to specific safety standards. To ensure the safety of cargo bike users, cargo, and [...]

2021-08-19T03:00:57-07:00Blog, News|

CPSC warns consumers of bicycle handlebar impalement hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers about an impalement hazard from the exposed ends of metal handlebars on bicycles. According to the CPSC, six impalement deaths and 2,000 emergency room visits in connection to exposed bicycle handlebars have occurred over the last 20 years. This hazard takes place when the rubber [...]

2021-08-19T02:58:39-07:00Blog, News|

Canada Publishes New Tent Flammability and Labeling Standards

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) published a new National Standard of Canada for tent flammability and labeling entitled CAN/CGSB-182.1-2020, Flammability and Labelling Requirements for Tents. This new standard updates CPAI-84, A Specification for Flame Resistant Materials Used in Camping Tentage. This new standard was developed to be more relevant to tents in the [...]

2021-08-19T02:57:52-07:00Blog, News|

ECE 22.05 Testing Now Available at ACT Lab

We are happy to announce that ACT Lab now has the capability to test and manage the certification process for the ECE 22.05 helmet standard. Determined by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), this standard relates to protective helmets for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds. ECE 22.05 is one of the most [...]

2021-08-19T02:56:58-07:00Blog, News|
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