Australia – Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

Vol. 1072 | April 10, 2019

The Australia Government has published Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019, which amends the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018.

The Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018 shall be effective until 16 July 2021. A self-balancing scooter shall comply with the either of following requirements set out in (1) and (2):

  1. A self-balancing scooter shall comply with the following requirements:
    1. IEC 62133-2:2017; and
    2. one of the following:
      1. section 11 (heating) of IEC 60335 – 1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016, as amended by Annex B to that standard;
      2. section 11 (heating) of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011, as amended by Annex B to that standard;
      3. section 11 (heating) of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011, as amended by Annex B to that standard and section 11 (heating) of AS/NZS 60335.2.201:2016; and
    3. one of the following:
      1. section 19 (abnormal operation) of IEC 60335 – 1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016, as amended by Annex B to that standard;
      2. section 19 (abnormal operation) of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011, as amended by Annex B to that standard;
      3. section 19 (abnormal operation) of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011, as amended by Annex B to that standard and section 19 (abnormal operation) of AS/NZS 60335.2.201:2016.
  2. A self-balancing scooter shall comply with the following provision of UL 2272:
    1. section 12 (fuses);
    2. subsections 16.1 to 16.5 (protective circuits and safety analysis);
    3. section 17 (cells);
    4. section 24 (overcharge test);
    5. section 25 (short circuit test);
    6. section 27 (temperature test);
    7. section 28 (imbalanced charging test).

Self-balancing scooter means a ride-on device that:

  • has 1 or 2 wheels; and
  • has no steering grips, seat or handlebars; and
  • is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable via connection to a main power supply.

Note:

  • AS/NZS 60335.1:2011: Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety Part 1: General Requirements (IEC 60335-1 Ed 5.2, MOD)
  • AS/NZS 60335.2.201:2016: Household and similar electrical applications – Safety – Part 2.201: Particular requirements for battery powered self-balancing personal transport devices
  • IEC 60335-1:2010+AMD1:2013+AMD2:2016: Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1: General requirements
  • IEC 62133-2:2017: Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes – Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable application – Part 2: Lithium systems
  • UL 2272: Standard for Electrical Systems for Personal E-Mobility Devices

For more information, please contact:

Carl Tso
carl.tso@intertek.com
852 3760 6364

 

 

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