Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2008.02.27 [NITE launched the Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety]

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NITE launched the Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
February 27, 2008

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) today announced the launch of the Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety.

1. Press release

Release date:
February 27, 2008
Title:
Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:

As a part of the work commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), NITE will organize a study and review of mobility scooter safety. To begin with, NITE has established the "Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety" and initiated a sample purchase product safety test of mobility scooters currently available on the market to ascertain the current safety performance status.

Press briefing paper in Japanese [PDF:16KB]

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
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For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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