ASTM-F2642 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Safety Instructions and Labeling for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes

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This consumer safety specification includes requirements for safety instructions and labeling for recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes. Safety instructions shall be included with each unit and shall have the following: age and weight limit of the user, original design and configuration of the unit, operation of the unit, pre-operation checks, demonstration of unit, appropriate clothing and helmet, and maintenance. The maintenance instructions shall include: brake adjustments and service, tire inflation pressures, lubrication points including recommended lubricants, drive system specification and service instructions, frame inspection procedures, capacity by weight, maximum operating speeds, service and adjustment procedures for all components, and a phone number to secure maintenance or operating assistance from the manufacturer. Name and place of the business, manufacturer, importer, distributor, or seller shall be listed in the manual and on the retail box. Warning systems shall be in contrasting colors, permanent, conspicuous, and in sans serif style font.





1.1 This consumer safety specification includes requirements for safe-use instructions and labeling to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes. This specification is intended to cover safety instructions, labeling, and maintenance for products for:

1.1.1 Children age eight to twelve for units limited to speeds 16 km/h (10 miles/h) or less, and

1.1.2 Children age 13 and above for fast-moving units capable of achieving speeds of >16 km/h (>10 miles/h).

1.2 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.

1.3 This specification is not intended for non powered scooters (Consumer Safety Specification F2264), battery powered ride-on toys (Consumer Safety Specification F963), motorcycles, skateboards, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), go-karts (Practice F2007), fun-karts (Safety Guide F1928), snowmobiles, motorized trail bikes, lawn mowers, or motorized wheelchairs including mobility scooters.

1.4 This specification is not intended for units designed for “Adult Use Only” and that are prominently labeled and marked as such.

1.5 This specification is not intended for units designed or licensed for roadway use or regulated by transportation regulations (that is, Department of Transportation (DOT) or state).

1.6 The values given in SI units are to be considered as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.7 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.


labeling; pocket bikes; powered scooters; safety; safety instructions;; ICS Number Code 43.140 (Motorcycles and mopeds)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.11 (Consumer Products; Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems; Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems (UMVS))

To find similar documents by classification:

43.140 (Motorcycles and mopeds Including their components and systems Tyres for road vehicles, see 83.160.10)

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2008 R15 EDITION



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Sept. 15, 2015

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3 pages

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