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Safety Alert- Interim national ban on self-balancing scooters replaced with mandatory standard.

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15 Jul 2016

Product Safety Australia have announced that the interim national ban on self-balancing scooters will be replaced by a manadtory standard which comes into effect on 17 July 2016.

This mandatory standard applies to self-balancing scooters. A self-balancing scooter is a two-wheeled ride on device with no steering grips, seats or handlebars, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable via connection to a mains power supply.

Self-balancing scooters are also known as:

  • hoverboards
  • gliders
  • smart boards
  • sky walkers
  • mod boards.

The mandatory safety standard, Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2016, came into effect on 17 July 2016.

The mandatory standard replaces the interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet specific safety requirements. The interim ban commenced on 19 March 2016 and ended on 16 July 2016.

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Source: Product Safety Australia

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