Expanding the scope of the mandatory safety standard for self-balancing scooters

Closed 28 Jul 2017

Opened 14 Jun 2017

Overview

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is consulting on expanding the scope of the national safety standard for self-balancing scooters (also known as hoverboards, gliders, smart boards, sky walkers or mod boards) to include single wheeled self-balancing scooters (also known as electric unicycles, monoboards or gyro wheels).

Why We Are Consulting

This review is taking place because:

  •  The ACCC is aware of two fires in the United Kingdom (UK) associated with single wheeled self-balancing scooters in 2015.
  •  Testing commissioned by the ACCC indicates that single wheeled self-balancing scooters may pose the same electrical safety risk as two-wheeled self-balancing scooters.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All consumers
  • All business

Interests

  • Product Safety