UL Warns of Counterfeit Hoverboard Battery Packs (Release 16PN-03)

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 8, 2016 /CNW/ -- The following is a notification from UL to battery pack retailers, distributers, hoverboard manufacturers and others that the four hoverboard battery packs shown below bear counterfeit UL Marks. The battery packs have not been evaluated by UL to any Standard for Safety and it is unknown if they comply with any safety requirements.   

UL does not recommend that hoverboards be disassembled in an attempt to identify the battery pack. Disassembling the hoverboard may expose the user to electric shock or other hazards. As of the date of this notice, UL has not certified any hoverboards for safety. No hoverboards or hoverboard battery packs should be marked with the UL Mark.

Name of Product:     
Battery Packs

Distributor:    
Various Hoverboard Distributors                                           

Identification and Photos:
Visit http://www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-hoverboard-battery-packs-release-16pn-03 for more information and photos of the product.

Michelle Press
Marketing Manager
UL
T: 1 847-664-1966
E: Michelle.Press@ul.com
Release No. 16PN-03

 

SOURCE UL


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