- These sections relate to safety controls for the battery system
Requires compliance with section 11 – Heating and section 19 – Abnormal operation (both as amended by Annex B Appliances powered by rechargeable batteries) of either:
- IEC 60335-1 Household electrical appliances general safety standard
- AS/NZS 60335.1 Household electrical appliances general safety standard (which mirrors IEC 60335‑1)
These standards can be obtained from a range of suppliers including UL and SAI Global.
Penalties and consequences
Supplying unsafe hoverboards contrary to the conditions outlined in the interim ban can make you liable for heavy fines and product recalls under the Australian Consumer Law. For more details, view Penalties and consequences.
Conference with suppliers
The ACCC hosted a conference on 11 April 2016 with hoverboard suppliers and electrical safety regulators to discuss the interim ban. After the conference the ACCC recommended that the Minister maintain the interim ban. The Minister accepted the ACCC recommendation to maintain the interim ban.
The Australian Government's rationale for the interim ban is outlined in a Regulation Impact Statement published on 18 March 2016 (see below).