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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

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

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

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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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Conductors working for Arriva Rail North will hold a 24-hour strike on April 28 over the company’s plans to extend the use of driver-only-operated (DOO) trains. DOO is unsafe and aimed ... Organisation protested as the Fine Gael education minister ... read more

Retailers may face action on hoverboards

In a stern warning, the CCPC advised retailers that it would take all necessary action against stores selling unsafe hoverboards. “All sellers are reminded of their obligation to only place products on the market which conform to essential safety standards. read more

Want a refund for your hoverboard? Here's where to go

Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, have been effectively declared unsafe. To date, no hoverboard with UL ... Image: Flickr, Mike Seyfang Stopped selling hoverboards? Yes Offering refunds? Maybe Issued a recall? No Responded to Mashable? read more

Construction company fined £100k for unsafe wooden structures

A CONSTRUCTION company has received a £100,000 fine for running an unsafe timber-frame building site in Blaenavon, with fears over fire safety cited by investigators. J G Hale Construction Ltd, from Neath, pleaded guilty at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on ... read more

Do Not Bring Your Hoverboard to Anywhere on This Incredibly Long List of Places

As a result, universities, airlines, and even sports teams have banned hoverboards from their premises. Just last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that hoverboards are unsafe ... allowed to sell hoverboards on their site ... read more


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