A hoverboard (two-wheel electric scooters) has been recalled for not meeting the technical safety regulations and standards in the UAE.
In a product recall notice, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council said buyers need to contact Sunshine International Trading FZCO (mobile: 050-8848528) for product service or replacement of hoverboard model no: E7-117S.
Three days back, Dubai Municipality prohibited the usage of hoverboards in public areas.
“Users will not be allowed to ride these self-balancing scooters in shopping malls, residential complexes, public sidewalks, roads, dedicated to the public and the walkway,” Director of the Department of Health and public safety in Dubai Municipality Engineer Marwan Al Mohammed told Emarat Al Youm.
“In case of any violation the device will be confiscated,” he added.
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has reminded the public about the dangers associated with the hoverboards, urging parents to make sure these devices are suitable for children.
It highlighted the risks of such toys, warning they pose a risk to users who fail to observe safety and prevention requirements.
Among the countries and cities that have banned hoverboards are New York, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and New South Wales, Australia.
In January 2016, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a detailed warning about hoverboards, reminding consumers that there is "no safety standard in place for hoverboards.”
"At this time, the presence of a UL mark on hoverboards or their packaging should not be an indication to consumers of the product’s safety the presence of a UL mark on hoverboards or their packaging should not be an indication to consumers of the product’s safety," said CPSC Chairman Elliot F Kaye.
The UL mark is the single most accepted certification mark in the United States, appearing on 22 billion products.