This tool prohibits the supply of hoverboards which do not meet certain specific security requirements set out in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, IEC 62133 and IEC 60335-1 or Underwriters Laboratories Inc (UL) standard, UL 2272. The ACCC found that the hoverboards (also referred to as self-balancing scooters) which don’t meet criteria for batteries and relevant circuits create a risk of death or severe injury. And since there’s no handle to steady yourself, balancing can be tough – it’s easy to fall off while you become accustomed to the board.
Ii. Protective circuits and safety analysis as specified in sub-sections 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4 and 15.5 of UL 2272 – Outline of Investigation for Electrical Systems for Self-balancing Scooters. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this website and utilize it in order to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites.
Got mine this morning and its definitely worth it if you into gadgets. There are new models released on the market in 2017, and we wanted to be the first to showcase them to our customers and to everyone who attended the event,” Nirmal Pandya, the company spokesperson said. Batteries and battery-control systems that hoverboards must meet to be able to be sold in.
In the better part of this past year, hoverboards were much popular among teens than smart phones. Kelly ‘Dwyer had this to say on the ban, The ACCC has advised of four house fires in Australia directly linked to hoverboards leading hoverboard australia to the destruction of two houses. A Melbourne family had a lucky escape in January when a charging hoverboard caused a house fire.
Even though some bad apples has given rise to some unfortunate laws and rules with all the new UL certification statute going into effect a number of these bans and/or restrictions will gradually be lifted. A self balancing scooter or called segway board, hoverboard, mini segway is essentially a 2-wheeled, battery powered electric scooter.
The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly ‘Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that don’t meet safety standards is to be extended. Hoverboards are starting to look safe compared with mobiles. Hoverboards, Segways and other motorised personal mobility devices.
To Find out More Concerning the use of both non-powered scooters and skateboards please consult with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Fact Sheet 13 – Skaters and Scooters or see Towards Zero Together. But concerns have arisen about the hazard they pose for street or pavement traffic, safety issues for riders, and reports that some poorly designed chargers may lead to fires.