China motorcycle rearview mirror and helmet standard requirements – GB 15084-2022 and GB 811-2022 will come into effect on July 1, 2023.
The regulatory landscape for motor vehicles and safety equipment in China continues to evolve, with the release of two important national standards, soon to be implemented on July 1, 2023:
- GB 15084-2022 – “Performance and Installation Requirements for Indirect Vision Devices in Motor Vehicles”
- GB 811-2022 – “Helmets for motorcycle and electric bicycle users”
Both national standards have been introduced by the China Certification Centre for Automotive Products (CCAP) separately in December 2022, aiming to enhance safety and quality in the automotive industry. To ensure the effective implementation, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) Motorcycle and Parts Technical Expert Group (TC12) released two technical documents on April 28, 2023, to clarify the implementation requirements and deadline.
GB 15084-2022 – Performance and Installation Requirements for Indirect Vision Devices in Motor Vehicles
For motorcycle manufacturers applying for certification, if the driver’s cabin is partially enclosed, the indirect vision devices must adhere to the GB 15084-2022 standard starting from the implementation date. However, companies have the voluntary option to choose between the GB 15084-2013 or GB 15084-2022 standard before its implementation.
For motorcycle products already certified under GB 15084-2013 with a partially enclosed driver’s cabin, a new certification certificate must be obtained within 12 months of the standard’s implementation. However, this does not exempt the obligation to comply with the national mandatory standards.
Regarding certified products that have already been manufactured, released into the market, and are no longer in production before the standard’s implementation, there is no requirement for certificate conversion.
For motorcycle indirect vision device products, the self-declaration assessment under the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) system must follow the GB 15084-2022 standard starting from the implementation date. Before the implementation, companies have the voluntary choice to comply with either GB 15084-2013 or GB 15084-2022. Indirect vision devices already certified under GB 15084-2013 using the self-declaration assessment must complete a new self-declaration within 12 months of the standard’s implementation. However, the obligation to meet the national mandatory standards remains unchanged.
GB 811-2022 – Helmets for motorcycle and electric bicycle users
For new certification applications of motorcycle rider helmets, they must comply with the GB 811-2022 standard starting from the implementation date. Before the implementation, companies have the voluntary option to choose between the GB 811-2010 or GB 811-2022 standard.
For motorcycle rider helmets already certified under GB 811-2010, within 6 months from the implementation date, the compliance of 11 specific items, such as specifications, structure, protection area, field of vision, goggles, shear force of surface protrusions (with hard protrusions exceeding 5mm), surface friction, rigidity (A1 type, A2 type), stability of fastening devices, strength of wearing devices, impact energy absorption, penetration resistance, markings, and labeling, must be confirmed to meet the GB 811-2022 standards. A new certification certificate will be issued.
For certified products that have already been manufactured, released into the market, and are no longer in production before the implementation date, there is no requirement for certificate conversion. However, the obligation to comply with the national mandatory standards remains unchanged.
Contracted laboratory responsibilities
Contracted laboratories involved in testing products based on the new standards are recommended to promptly report their testing capabilities to the General Administration of Market Regulation and Certification Supervision Division and CCAP. It is essential to provide updates on the laboratory’s accreditation status and testing fees, ensuring compliance with the new version of the standard.
Read the original CCAP announcement of China motorcycle rearview mirror and helmet standard requirements.
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