stephen@fibre-lyte wrote:I don't know how the 'rules' apply to new parts in the US, but I'm sure ciamillo will have taken all necessary precautions
There are no 'rules' within the U.S.
The CPSC gets involved if failures / injuries begin to pile up.
I was looking into the 'rules' regarding carbon rims and bike kit in general. Specifically the kit that's made exclusively in the U.S. and not outsourced to Asia.
And quickly discovered that the U.S. Govt. has no hand in establishing guidelines. Engineering specs are established in house, and that's it.
Now for the EU, there are regs and guidelines from everything from pasta to diapers to carbon bike bits.
The EU standard for bike components is (CEN EN14781).
And it's interesting that many Asian manufacturers adhere to this EU standard and certification process because so much of their product is sold in the EU. Of course many will argue that those certs. are fraudulent. I have no comment on their authenticity, I have no way to know.
And for the U.S. based companies that are outsourcing to Asia and are selling their product worldwide, they also will have the EU certification.