ebike safety standards testing

Bicycle & E-Bike Testing

ACT Lab is here to help you navigate the complicated world of bicycle safety and compliance. ACT’s strong foundation in the bicycle industry allows us to provide superior testing and consultation services within all aspects of the supply chain. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure product compliance with regional and international standards such as CPSC, ISO, EN, GB, and more. 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

Testing Services

  • EN 15194 – Cycles – Electrically Power Assisted Cycles – EPAC Bicycles
  • CPSC 16 CFR 1512 – Requirements for Bicycles

  • ISO 4210:2015 – Cycles – Safety Requirements for Bicycle

  • ISO 8098 – Cycles – Safety Requirements for Bicycles for Young Children

  • EN 14764 City and Trekking Bicycles

  • UL 2272 – ANSI/CAN/UL Standard for Electricals Systems for Personal E-Mobility Devices

  • EN 14765 Bicycles for Young Children
  • EN 14766 Mountain Bicycles
  • EN 14781 Racing Bicycles

  • EN 16054 BMX Bicycles

  • AS/NZS 1927 – Pedal Bicycles – Safety Requirements

  • DIN EN 17404 – Cycles – Electrically power assisted cycles – -EPAC Mountain bikes

  • DIN 79010 – Cycles – Transportation bikes and cargo bikes – Requirements and test methods for single – and multi – track cycles

  • ABNT NBR – Brazilian Standards for Two-Wheeled Vehicles – Bicycles
  • ANSI Z315.1 – Tricycles – Safety Requirements
  • GB 3565:2005 Safety Requirements for Bicycles
  • GB 14746:2006 Safety Requirements for Bicycles for Young Children
  • UL 2271 – ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC Standard for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications

  • UL 2849 –  Electrical Systems for ebikes

Electric Scooter Testing

To reduce the number of injuries in powered scooters, the CPSC has taken the initiative, providing technical support for the development of new safety standards for electric and gas powered scooters. To comply with the CPSC standards, ACT Lab offers extensive scooter testing on powered scooters to reduce brake failure, wobbly wheels, lose handle bars and other product defects. Powered scooters are a relatively popular means of transportation which makes it very important that every component adheres to the industry standards and regulations.

Testing Services

  • ASTM Standard F 2264 Non-Powered Scooters
  • ASTM Standard F 2641 Powered Scooters/ Pocket Bikes
  • ASTM Standard F 2642 Safety Instructions and Labeling Specifications for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes
  • EN 14619 Roller Sports/Kick Scooters
  • EN 62115 Electrical Only (Scooter)

Helmet Safety Testing

Every helmet should have a sticker on the inside, and sometimes on the back exterior, that lists the helmet weight, manufacturing information, and safety certifications, among other information. Helmet testing is necessary in order to protect the public from injuries. At ACT Lab, we perform tests including: force/impact absorption, strap strength, roll-off prevention, peripheral vision and more that comply with CPSC standards and provide safety in falls or crashes. Bicycle helmets that fail any of the requirements violate the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Testing Services

  • CPSC 16 CFR Part 1203 Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets
  • DOT FMVSS 218 Motorcycle Helmets
  • EN 1077 Alpine Skier and Snowboarder Helmets
  • EN 1078 Cyclists, Skateboarder and Roller Skate Helmets
  • ASTM Standard F 1446 Performance Characteristics of Protective Headgear
  • ASTM Standard F 1447 Bicycle or Roller Skating Helmets

  • ASTM Standard F 1492 Skateboarding and Trick Roller Skating Helmets
  • ASTM Standard F 1849 Short Track Speed Ice Skating (Not Hockey)
  • ASTM Standard F 1898 Infants and Toddlers
  • ASTM Standard F 1952 Downhill Mountain Bicycle Racing Helmets
  • ASTM Standard F 2040 Recreational Snow Sports Helmets

  • ASTM Standard F 2032 BMX Cycling Helmets
  • ASTM Standard F 1163 Horse Sports and Horseback Riding Headgear

  • SFI 24.1 Youth Full Face Helmets (except Sections 5.1.1)
  • SFI 31.1A Open Faced Helmets
  • SFI 41.1A Open Faced Motor Sports Helmets

Jewelry Testing

The biggest risk with jewelry is that it may contain lead. This is a toxic metal that will not break down in nature and can accumulate in a human’s body. In addition, the standard addresses hazards associated with children’s jewelry testing including the potential for exposure to cadmium from mouthing or swallowing small metal jewelry components and other parts of children’s jewelry. High levels of lead in children have been known to lead to a variety of health problems. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission requires children’s metal jewelry to be tested for total lead concentration. California Prop 65 requires testing for lead and cadmium in both children’s and adult’s jewelry.

Toy and Children’s Product Safety Testing

Manufactures and importers of children’s products are required to follow certain testing and certification protocols established by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The law defines a children’s product as a consumer product designed or intended for a child 12 years of age or younger. Children’s products are required to undergo third party testing and to have a written Children’s Product Certificate demonstrating compliance. ACT Lab is devoted to complying with CPS-administered regulations and can perform various tests to ensure that children’s products follow CPSC regulations.

Outdoor & Sporting Goods Testing

It is essential for an athlete’s gear to perform under stress. Leaders in the industry understand it is crucial for sporting goods manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and distributors to strive for the highest standards in quality and safety. Most popular brands comply with local and international regulations to ensure their product performance stays on par with an ever-changing competitive landscape.

E-Mobility Products Testing

The global electric mobility market size is expected to reach $478.9 billion by 2025, which is a market growth of $24.7 billion from 2019. In the compliance and testing world, increased market size leads to an increase in global standards and regulations. ACT Lab is deeply involved in the development of e-mobility standards, giving us specialized industry insight. Our testing services for e-mobility products include e-bikes, e-scooters, e-rideshare products, e-skates, e-skateboards, hoverboards, and more.

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