Lately, there is a heat discussion over the safety problems of the so called hover boards or self-balancing electric scooters, as the hover boards are off shelves from Amazon. There are a series of fire accidents caused by high quality electric scooter, which has caused a panic among the public, and Amazon also takes action to boycott of fake goods. It is time for the electric scooter manufactories to introspect. A host of electric scooter manufactories have received emails from Amazon.
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The Amazon has removed their products, because their list “hoverboards” (battery powered, self-balancing scooters) on Amazon.com and their hoverboard listings have been removed. If they would like to resume selling hoverboards on Amazon.com, they need to provide documentation and written confirmation. The documentation is to show their list are compliant with applicable safety standards, including UN 38.3 (battery), UL 1642 (battery), and UL 60950-1 (charger) and written confirmation that they will indemnify and defend Amazon against any claims of patent infringement, and the contact information of the lawyer that will defend them against any related claims. There is no doubt that it is a devastating blow to many small and medium sized enterprises.
During recent years, with the growing popularity of the electric self-balancing scooter, the market demands exceed supply. A great number of businesspersons have imagined the fat profits behind it and some unqualified companies have assembled the products with shoddy components, even the inferior battery and charger which easily explode or lead to fire. In front of large profits, they turn a blind eye to the potential danger which is the shame of the whole intelligent electric scooter industry.
No matter what kind of vehicles, riders’ safety always ranks in the first place. It is time to clean up and rectify the intelligent electric scooter industry to ensure a healthy development environment.
Company Name: Airwheel Technology Holding (USA) Co., Ltd
Contact Person: Mr. Tang
Country: United States