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France: Notice of the application of Decree No. 2016-364, the safety requirements for bicycles

FEBRUARY 2019 - Relevant for: Hardlines, Toys and children's products

On 16 February 2019, the Official Journal of the French Republic published a notice1 on the application of Decree No. 2016-3642 of March 29th, 2016 fixing the requirements of safety concerning the bicycles. This notice contains the references of the standards which can be used in application of the Decree No. 2016-364. The summary of the standards is in the table as follows;

INDEX OF THE STANDARD

TITLE OF THE STANDARD

NF EN ISO 4210-1 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 1: Terms and definitions

NF EN ISO 4210-2 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 2: Requirements for city and trekking, young adult, mountain and racing bicycles

NF EN ISO 4210-3 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 3: Common test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-4 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 4: Braking test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-5 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 5: Steering test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-6 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 6: Frame and fork test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-7 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 7: Wheels and rims test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-8 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 8: Pedal and drive system test methods

NF EN ISO 4210-9 (December 2016)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles - Part 9: Saddles and seat-post test methods

NF EN ISO 8098 (August 2017)

Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles for young children NF EN 15194

NF EN 15194 (October 2017)

Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles NF EN 16054

NF EN 16054 (March 2013)

BMX bicycles - Safety requirements and test methods NF EN ISO 11243

NF EN ISO 11243 (May 2017)

Cycles - Luggage carriers for bicycles - Requirements and test methods

It is reminded that bicycles must be delivered accompanied by lighting and visual signalling devices as well as a warning device in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Code

Products conforming to standards whose references have been published in the Official Journal of the French Republic by the notice of 11 July 2015 may be placed on the market until 13 April 2019 and marketed while supplies last. However, electric-assisted cycles in accordance with NF EN 15194 + A1 (January 2012) can be marketed until April 13, 2020 and marketed while supplies last.

The standards adopted by the national standardization institutes of the Member States of the European Union and of the States Parties to the Agreement establishing the European Economic Area or of Turkey, transposing the corresponding European standards, are recognized as equivalent. 

This notice cancels and replaces the notice published in the Official Journal of the French Republic of 14 April 2018 (NOR: ECOI1809916V).

[1] Notice of the application of Decree No. 2016-364

[2] Decree No. 2016-364 on the safety requirements for bicycles

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