These assets are intended to support media who are covering UL’s involvement in the testing and certification of self-balancing scooters (aka hoverboards).

For additional resources or if you have questions, please contact Brooke Higginbotham at, or call 847-664-1298.

Official UL Press Release

Fact Sheet

B-roll Package



  1. To report consumer safety incidents with hoverboards, visit
  2. Retailers or manufacturers wishing to submit self-balancing scooter products for testing, or inquiring about battery testing with UL, should reach out via the contact form at, or email
  3. To inquire about press interviews with UL, contact Brooke Higginbotham at 847-664-1298 or