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December 12th, 2017
CPSC Recalls More Personal e-Mobility Devices

When one type of Personal e-Mobility Devices, the hoverboard, first entered the market in 2015, they were a big hit with consumers; however, these devices quickly became safety hazards. Numerous reports of fires that ignited while charging the units led to a major recall and warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and recommendations… read more

February 6th, 2017
A New Whitepaper for UL’s Newest e-Mobility Standard

In 2015, the popularity of self-balancing scooters (more commonly known as hoverboards) skyrocketed. Unfortunately, major safety issues soon followed as fires began to occur during daily use and charging. UL’s newest whitepaper, “UL 2272 and The Safety of Personal e-Mobility Devices,” explores these issues while also looking at market response and the UL solution. In… read more

December 31st, 2016
Evolving Standards for the Personal e-Transportation Market

The rapidly developing personal electronic transportation, or e-Transportation, market includes light electric vehicles (LEVs), personal transport and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones. Though the growth and innovation in this market is exciting, putting a person in close contact with an advanced energy system that must face the daily rigors of real-life use… read more

May 11th, 2016
UL Certifies First Hoverboard to UL 2272 Standard

Ninebot achieves new safety certification for electrical system in self-balancing scooter NORTHBROOK,Ill., May 10, 2016—UL,a global safety science organization, today announced that it has issued the first safety certification to the UL 2272 safety requirements for electrical systems of self-balancing scooters (aka hoverboards) that was launched in February 2016.  After completing a construction evaluation, safety… read more

February 1st, 2016
UL Announces Availability of UL Certification for Hoverboards

New UL 2272 provides framework to evaluate, test, and certify self-balancing scooters NORTHBROOK, Ill., February 2, 2016 – UL, a leading global safety science organization, today announced that the company is now accepting product submittals of self-balancing scooters, also known as hoverboards, for construction evaluation, testing, and/or UL certification. UL will now be able to… read more