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EU: Kick scooters standard EN 14619:2019 published

 August 2019 - Relevant for: Hardlines

EN14619 has been updated to 2019 version in July.
This standard applies to kick scooters that can only be propelled by the muscular activity of a user with a body mass of more than 20 kg and less than 100 kg.
Kick scooters for use by users of less than 20 kg do not belong to the scope of this document.
It should be noted that there are two types of scooters for the weight group 20 kg to 50 kg – those classified as sports equipment for use on public roads and path ways (this European Standard) and those classified as toys for domestic use (according to EN 71-1).
In relation to EN 14619:2015, key changes of the updated standard are as follows:

  1. 4.2.2 Class B kick scooter has been further clarified as those with a max. height of the scooter (handle bar including handgrips or the joy stick) of 74 cm;
  2. 4.3.3 has been updated, the steering column, if it is sliding, shall be adjusted for height, and have a permanent mark than indicates the minimum insertion depth of the column if it is possible that the user can move the steering column above that indication without extra tooling;
  3. The handle bar impact test [5.4] has been added to the order of tests in 5.2.1;
  4. Figure 6 and the references in the text have been deleted.

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