Revision of U.S. Safety Standard for Tricycles Announced

March 14, 2013 | An update of the American National Standard for Tricycles (ANSI Z315.1:2012) is now available. Approved by the standards developing body in 2012, the newly published standard defines safety requirements for all tricycles intended for use by children eight (8) years and under and provides a basis for common understanding among producers, distributors and users of tricycles.

Specifically, the revision includes new requirements for protrusions in the tricycle’s seat and handlebar areas, steering locks and push handles, and additional definitions. It reflects changes in products found in the marketplace as well as incident data reported since the standard’s previous revision in 2006.

In accordance with procedures established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), every approved American National Standard must undergo a periodic review; the previous editions of AZ315.1 were published in 2006 and 1996, respectively.  As the organization responsible for development and maintenance of the standard, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) coordinated the review with a consensus group that included two dozen representatives from industry, government and consumer organizations. 

TIA members are allowed one free copy of the standard. To receive your copy, contact TIA's Autumn Moore (202.459.0350). You can also purchase the new standard.