Hoverboards problems and solutions

Just before Christmas the problems with hoverboards hit the headlines. CEM International as a notified body for the Toy Directive, Low Voltage Directive (LVD), Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC), and Machinery Directive were perfectly placed to be able to determine the cause of the problems. Centre Testing International, our test lab had it been used would

The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX) – Hoverboards recalled and destroyed

Notification Reference: A12/1617/15 Risk level Serious risk Product user Consumer Notifying country United Kingdom Product category Hobby/sports equipment Product Self-balancing scooter Brand Misuta Name Misuta Sport Type/number of model Scooter: Misuta GT. Charger: HK-42-2000. Batch number/Barcode Unknown OECD Portal Category 71000000 – Sports Equipment Description Self-balancing, two-wheel scooter (“hoverboard”) supplied with a charger and a mains supply cord with a three-pin plug. Packaged in a cardboard box. Country of origin China Counterfeit Risk type Fire / Electric shock   Risk description The battery charger has no cut-off switch on the charging circuit which means that the battery could overheat when it is fully charged and potentially cause a fire. Live parts of the output connector are accessible. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standards EN 60950, EN 62133 and EN 60320. Measures adopted by notifying country Compulsory measures: Destruction of the product Products were found and measures were taken also in   Images