Thinking about going back to the future and
buying a hoverboard this Christmas?
Things to consider
- Always buy from reputable
sources and stores.
- The plug must be a three pin
- The plug must have a
- You must be given
information about the importer and/or manufacturer including an
- Instructions must be in
- Advice about safe use must
be included (for example who is the intended user - age or weight).
Don’t charge your product either overnight or if you are
going out. Some boards have been found that did not have a charging
- Does the item have a CE mark
– be wary as these can sometimes be faked. One way to spot
fraudulent CE markings is to check the logo. Sometimes the wrong
logo is used entirely, but if it looks correct, check the middle
line of the ‘E’, as it should be shorter than the other parts.
- You can’t use the device on
public roads or pavements – only on private land with the
If you have bought a hoverboard or
something similar, or if you have an electrical device that
you suspect may be unsafe, our advice is to stop using it
immediately, do not charge the product and report it to:
- Trading Standards via the Citizens
Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.