January 15, 2016
NORTHBROOK, Il., Jan. 15, 2016 - The following is a notification from UL that hoverboards marketed and sold by Swagway, LLC bear counterfeit UL Marks. Swagway Hoverboards have not been evaluated by UL to any Standard for Safety and it is unknown if the Swagway Hoverboards comply with any safety requirements.
To date, UL has yet to certify any hoverboards for safety. Further, UL certification of components such as a battery pack or power supply in hoverboards is different from certification of the hoverboards themselves. For technology such as hoverboards that use lithium-ion batteries, it is important to understand the interaction among components and UL has yet to evaluate any power supplies or battery packs in a hoverboard system. For more information on UL’s Involvement in Hoverboard Certifications refer to: https://www.ul.com/newsroom/featured/uls-involvement-in-hoverboard-certification/
Name of Product:
3431 William Richardson Dr., Suite F
South Bend, IN 46628
The product bears a label on the bottom with a counterfeit UL Mark and the packaging is provided with a counterfeit UL Mark.
Known to be sold at Swagway (Swagway.com), Modell’s Sporting Goods, and Anthem Sports.