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.
Questions about the most recent recalls should be directed to the relevant state or territory regulator.
Date Published: 26th May 2016