As of March 21, 2023 the mayor New York City, Eric Adams has signed a lithium-ion battery safety package aimed at reducing fire hazards in battery-powered consumer goods and promote safe electric micro mobility such as e-bikes and e-scooters that are sold, rented, or leased in New York City.
The law mandates that e-bikes, personal e-mobility products (scooters and hoverboards), and batteries for Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) must meet specific safety standards, including ANSI/CAN/UL 2849, ANSI/CAN/UL 2272, and ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC 2271. Manufacturers must also provide safety information on lithium-ion battery storage and disposal.
ACT Lab has the capability to conduct all the necessary testing, as referenced by both the CPSC and NYC, to ensure that your products meet all applicable requirements and comply with the law. Prior to making any decisions regarding compliance, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of your actual obligations. ACT Lab can offer guidance on the most effective approach to achieve this, balancing your risk concerns with your compliance budget.
Learn more about our e-validate Directory. This online resource provides instantaneous verification of compliance, demonstrating to buyers and regulatory services that your products have been thoroughly tested and are compliant with important micromobility safety standards. Upon completion of testing, ACT will provide you with unique QR code artwork that can be placed on your product. The QR code artwork allows consumers to easily recognize and confirm compliance of your product, making their purchasing process easier. ACT is continuously dedicated to consumer safety. Let us guide you through the world of global e-bicycle, e-scooters, and other e-mobility regulations and requirements, including ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC 2271, 2272, and 2849 safety standards for lithium-ion batteries, e-bikes, and e-mobility devices in the thriving US and Canadian markets.