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Cardiff company fined for selling unsafe hoverboards

A company director and his business have been fined more than £11,600 each for selling hoverboards that breached safety regulations. Allen Chen, director of Digi4u Ltd, pleaded guilty himself and on behalf of his company to three offences under the ... read more

Trethomas car dealer fined £12,000 for selling unsafe Renault Clio

A Trethomas car firm has been fined £12,000 by ... the court was told the company had received cautions in 2015 and 2016 for similar offences, and that the company had previously been advised by both Caerphilly and Cardiff Trading Standards about the ... read more

Shrewsbury boss fined £3,500 over danger hoverboards

A Shrewsbury company director has been fined over £3,500 and ordered to pay court costs of more than £2,800 after admitting selling hoverboards which were unsafe. James Owen, of Rebo UK Ltd, based on Vanguard Way, Battlefield, pleaded guilty to selling ... read more

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Amazon tells customers: Throw away unsafe 'hoverboards'

Online marketplace Amazon has told customers who bought certain "hoverboards ... unsafe boards being brought into the UK. Many had faulty cables, chargers or plugs that could catch fire or explode, it said. Amazon is understood to have stopped selling ... read more

Local company and director fined total of £6,416 over sale of hoverboard

On 15 February 2017 at Telford Magistrates Court, Rebo UK Ltd and director Mr James Owen was fined a ... During 2015, hoverboards were seen as the must have gadget for Christmas, yet despite extensive media coverage about potentially unsafe hoverboards ... read more

Amazon stops selling hoverboards amid fears they could BURST INTO FLAMES

Online retailer Amazon has suspended sales of "hoverboards" on its US and UK sites, amid fears that they are unsafe for use ... all hoverboard brands - with only accessories on sale. One company, called Swegway, which has had its product pulled from ... read more

Productivity Commission flags higher fines for unsafe products, calls for states to give recall powers to ACCC

The maximum fines for retailers who sell unsafe products could be 10 times as ... The commission says there should be a national approach to swiftly ban and recall unsafe products, such as the hoverboards, which have been linked to a number of house ... read more

Having a blast this Christmas? Warning over this season's must-have present after series of hoverboard explosions and fires

Costing between $200 and $2,000, the self-balancing boards have been selling in their thousands ... Anyone ticketed for riding a hoverboard on a street, highway, parking lot or sidewalk can be fined up to $200. Jessica Horne bought a hoverboard for ... read more


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