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European Kick Scooter Standard: EN 14619 has been Updated to 2015 Version

Photo: Kick scooters
Photo: Kick scooters

The new version of the European standard for Roller sports equipment –EN 14619:2015 - Kick scooters - Safety requirements and test methods[1] has superseded EN 14619:2005 effective from 30 April 2015.

The following main changes have been introduced in the new version:

a. The Scope has been changed; the user with a body weight in the old version is 35kg to 100kg while the new version is 20kg to 100kg. The overlapping area with toys for 20kg to 50kg is given an explanation: “those classified as sports equipment for use on public roads and path ways (this European Standard) and those classified as toys for domestic use (EN 71-1)”;

b. Classification of kick scooters has been added and the requirements have been modified in the following clauses:

  • Clause 4.3.2.2 Parts moving against each other
  • Clause 5.5 static load test
  • Clause 5.8 endurance test;

c. Requirement for the ends of the handles to be covered has been added with the new test method in Clause 5.4 Handlebar ends impact test;

d. Requirements for the marking on the kick scooter has been modified with a new pictogram;

e. Requirement for the marking on the packing; the maximum weight has been added with different weight classes; and

f. An informative annex regarding environmental aspects has been added.

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[1] Safety requirements and test methods

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