Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2008.04.04 [NITE releases Results of Mobility Scooters Safety Study]

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NITE releases Results of Mobility Scooters Safety Study

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Life and Welfare Technology Center
April 4, 2008

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) announced the results of the Mobility Scooters Safety Study.

1. Press release

Release date:
April 4, 2008
Title:
Results of Mobility Scooters Safety Study
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:

NITE, commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), completed a study and review of mobility scooter safety. Sample mobility scooters were purchased to confirm their compliance with the requirements of the Japan Industrial Standards, and reproducing tests were conducted under various accident scenarios to explore safety issues to be improved. The summary of the study, deliberated by the "Study Group for Mobility Scooter Safety," is now available.

Summary report in Japanese
Downloadable report in Japanese [PDF:16KB]

2. Reference

NITE Consumer Product Safety website
Searchable database on Accident information and Company announcements

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

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