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Interim Ban on Unsafe Hoverboards and Current Recalls

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The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer imposed an interim ban on the supply of unsafe hoverboards.   

There are imminent fire safety risks from defective electrical circuitry and substandard lithium-ion batteries in some hoverboards.

There have been a number of house fires and incidents of hoverboards sparking, overheating or producing smoke, both in Australia and overseas.

The ACCC urges consumers to stop using and charging your hoverboard immediately, unless you are sure it meets the safety standards specified in the ban.

See below for product safety recalls to date on unsafe hoverboards and/or chargers. For further information visit the ACCC website.

A simplified Chinese translation of the interim ban is now available.

 

Recalls to date

TopBuy Australia—Topbuy.com.au Electric Hoverboard Balance Scooter

Hunter Sports—Moonwalker Electric Balancing Scooter sold at BIG W 

eBay Trader 'SelloProducts'—Self-Balancing 2 wheels Electric Scooter

Catchoftheday.com.au Pty Ltd—AirWalk Self-Balancing Scooter

Techwheel—Techwheel Z-01 (ChargerOnly)

Scooter Emporium—Self Balancing Scooter with Charger

Go Easy Australia - Go Skitz Self Balancing E Board models S01 & S03 ( Charger Only)

Mod Products—Mod Board Model MOD001(Charger Only)

Jyro Pty Ltd—Jyro Self-Balancing 2 Wheel Electric Scooter

Smart Scooter ANZ—Smart Scooter 'Hoverboard'

TCB Contracting Pty Ltd—Balancing Scooter 'Hoverboard'

Freego Australasia Pty Ltd—Freego Hoverboard W1, W2 and W2SR (Charger Only)

Smart Wheels Australia Pty Ltd—"Neo" Hoverboard (Charger and Appliance Connector Only)

Ohmama—"Swegway" Hoverboard

Crazy Technology Pty Ltd—Smart Electric Self-Balancing Scooter / Hoverboard (Charger Only)

Austwide Consumer Products—Two Wheel Self Balance Drift Board ("Hoverboard")

Glideboard—Balance Wheel Electric Scooter ("Hoverboards")

Awesomewheels Pty Ltd—SEGGi Self-Balancing 2 Wheel Electric Scooter ("Hoverboard")

Home Garden Sales—Smart Self-Balancing Scooter/Hoverboard Charger 

Hoverboard Store—2 Wheel Self-Balancing Scooter/ Hoverboard (Charger Only)

DayNight Technology Pty Ltd—Self-Balancing Scooter/Hoverboard

 

Questions

Questions about the most recent recalls should be directed to the relevant state or territory regulator.

 

Electrical safety

ACT

ACT Planning and Land Authority, Construction Services Branch

NSW

NSW Fair Trading, Energy and Utilities, Home Building Service

QLD

Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government Electrical Safety Office

SA

Office of the Technical Regulator, Department of State Development, Energy Markets and Programs

TAS

WorkSafe Tasmania

VIC

Energy Safe Victoria, Equipment Safety and Energy Efficiency

WA

Department of Commerce, EnergySafety Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date Published: 26th May 2016