Its now turning up against lovers now. The Hoverboard had been stamped unsafe for use. Although its assumed that some Universities do allow the usage of this device, it needs to be sealed “Safe” before such can be allowed. In a letter by to Manufacturers by Consumer Product Safety Commission, The latter been urged to make sure the Scooters they make and sell comply with the safety standards set by. Underwriters Laboratories (Which happens to he the body certifying the product whether its safe or not for use.) Now, John Drengenberg who is the director of the Underwriters Laboratories said that “no hoverboard has passed the certification process at this time.”
Drengenberg in an interview with Wired explained that most of the Scooters they’ve tested failed their temperature test which was a look at how hot its component gets with regular use.
“It’s one of the more common failure modes that a manufacturer might see.”
he narrated and all those reports of hoverboards exploding and burning these past months support that statement.
The letter from the CPSC body says that since December 1st 2015 up to 17th February 2016, the body had received reports of 52 Scooter fire that costs $2million in property damages.
So the body believes that the incidences could be
prevented if all such products were manufactured in compliance with the referenced voluntary safety standards.”
That’s why it now considers all self balancing scooters that dieant meet up with the UL’s Standard as Defective. In fact, imported ones could be seized upon entry into the united States and those sold locally cold be recalled. In order words, this “Unsafe to use” stamp now goes with a hoverboard at the moment since there isn’t one that pass the test yet. Swagway, one of the biggest brands, has told customers to stop using its boards in the meantime.
Things might change soon, though, since UL only introduced its new standards on February 2nd.
It usually take up to 2 weeks go test out each model that means it takes long enough to test out a others and by the way, if those scooters aren’t stamped safe, then the companies should make the safer version so that there wouldn’t be any future explosion of hoverboards.