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Safety information about Hoverboards and related electronics

When buying or selling popular hoverboards online (also called electric scooters or self-balancing scooters), it’s important to make sure the item is approved for electrical safety and uses compliant power supplies and battery chargers.

There are serious risks and dangers associated with unapproved and non-compliant battery chargers being supplied with hoverboard type electronics.  

The built-in batteries in hoverboards or other similar equipment can also pose a hazard when not used or handled carefully.  An incompatibility between the rechargeable battery and its charger (supply unit) can cause the battery to fail unsafely, resulting in physical damage to the hoverboard equipment.

The battery charger standard  AS/NZS 60335.2.29 requires the charger to be tested with batteries that are designed for it.  Additionally this standard covers requirements for battery chargers that can be used by children. A general purpose power supply/battery charger may not be compatible with the hoverboard type equipment and presents a serious safety hazard.

Sellers are encouraged to contact their state electricity safety regulator if they have any questions regarding compliance requirements for these devices; and it is recommended to include the compliance documentation of the charger and hoverboard in your ad.

Please refer to the links below for more information: