EN 13843:2009 – Roller sports equipment – Inline-skates – Safety requirements and test methods

EN 13843:2009 - Roller sports equipment - Inline-skates - Safety requirements and test methods

1 Scope
This standard is applicable to inline-skates intended for users with a body mass of more than 20 kg and less than 100 kg.
It specifies safety requirements for inline-skates, specifications for test methods, marking and information supplied by the manufacturer to reduce the risk of injuries to both third parties and the user during their normal use.
Inline-skates for use by a rider of less than 20 kg do not belong to the scope of this European Standard. They are toys.
This Standard does not apply to roller skates according to EN 13899.
NOTE Requirements for inline-skates from the orthopedic point of view such as lateral support or similar were not included in this standard because these requirements differ from wearer and therefore cannot be covered by a standard.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references,only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 22768-1, General tolerances — Part 1: Tolerances for linear and angular dimensions without individual tolerance indications (ISO 2768-1:1989)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
roller sports equipment whose wheels are arranged inline and which can be attached
a) to the users boot or shoe by means of straps;
b) as an integrated part of a boot or shoe;
c) as a detachable chassis of a purpose built boot or shoe
binding element
element for the attachment of the inline-skate to the user’s foot or shoe
4 Requirements
4.1 General
General tolerances: EN 22768-v.
4.2 Classification of inline-skates
4.2.1 Class A
Inline-skates intended for use by a user mass of more than 20 kg up to 100 kg.
4.3 Safety requirements
4.3.1 Protruding components and edges
All protruding components and edges on the inline-skate that can come into contact with body parts during normal use shall be deburred or constructed in such a way as to prevent injury.
The test is carried out according to 5.4.2.
4.3.2 Binding elements
Binding elements shall prevent unintentional disconnection from the user’s foot.
This requirement is considered to be fulfilled if the correct functioning of the inline-skate is not impeded by broken, disconnected or loosened binding elements after the tests according to Clause 5.
4.3.3 Chassis General
The chassis consists of one or more supports, axles, wheels, bearings and fixings.
EN 13843:2009 – Roller sports equipment – Inline-skates – Safety requirements and test methods

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