UL has certified our first self-balancing scooter—also known as a hoverboard—to Ninebot, the parent company of Segway. The scooter, model N3M320, was certified to UL 2272, the standard for electrical systems of self-balancing scooters that was first launched in February 2016.
“UL Certification means that consumers can purchase with more peace of mind, knowing that the electrical system has been safety-certified to electrical and fire safety requirements, and retailers can source UL certified hoverboards with confidence in their safety certification and can build UL 2272 compliance into their procurement policies.” ~ Jeff Smidt, Vice President and General Manager of UL’s Energy and Power Technologies division
All UL-Certified hoverboards will receive a certificate of compliance along with holographic product labels featuring the UL Enhanced Mark. The holographic label and Enhanced Mark make it easy for consumers to identify genuine products that have achieved UL certification for hoverboards, which will help cut down on the sale of counterfeit products that could be unsafe.
By obtaining UL certification to UL 2272, organizations will also comply with the details outlined in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers issued on February 18, 2016.
To learn more about UL’s safety testing and certification of hoverboards, please visit ul.com/hoverboards. To inquire about UL testing for UL 2272 certification, please email HoverboardQuote@ul.com. Retailers with safety procurement questions can contact Retail@ul.com.