In September 2011, CEN published European Standard EN15918 to cover the safety of trailers. For Europe this is a new standard and not a revision of an existing standard. An American Standard - ASTM F1975:09 already exists for such products for the US market.
New requirements are now applicable in Europe for these popular products:
The EU standard for bicycle trailers EN 15918 can be used as a voluntary standard to show compliance to the General Product Safety Directive. Please note that for EU Member State countries where national legislation exists (like in the UK and France) the national legislation should be followed.
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