SGS Looks at CPSC Consultation Over Proposed Rule for Electric Bicycles

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 051.24 to keep stakeholders informed about a consultation being held by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over a proposal to enhance safety in electric bicycles (e-bikes).

It is estimated that in the US between 2017 and 2022, 53,100 people were injured in relation to e-bikes. The CPSC is seeking to address this problem through regulatory measures.

In the US, bicycles are regulated under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). The CPSC is now extending this regulation to include low-speed e-bikes with electric motors that can be partially or fully powered by electricity. As part of the process, the CPSC has prepared 52 questions for public consultation. This public consultation will end on May 14, 2024.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 051.24 provides an overview of the proposal and the consultation process.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 051.24 for more information.

SGS e-Bike testing services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure manufacturers and suppliers of e-Bikes comply with relevant standards for safety and performance. They provide a one-stop solution covering consultancy, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure products comply with global regulations. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s e-Bike Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full CPSC Issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electric Bicycles SafeGuardS.

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