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

Closed 28 Jul 2017

Opened 14 Jun 2017


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 your views matter

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.


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