In the run up to Christmas, Halfords has alerted customers that the Air Runner Self Balancing Boards that they have sold are not safe.
Halfords has recalled all Air Runner Self Balancing Boards, also known as hoverboards. Halfords has found that both the black and white versions do not fully comply with British Safety Standards and could pose a fire risk.
The boards that are affected have the following serial numbers:
According to Halfords the plugs that are supplied with the boards could become overheated and potentially catch fire. They have removed the Air Runner boards while they investigate.
Hoverboards have been in the news quite a lot as many cheap and unsafe versions have caught fire whilst charging. Trading Standards are now examining all imports of the boards as they come into the UK.
So far around 15,000 counterfeit boards have been confiscated as they were supplied with non-compliant plugs.
Trading Standards has some advice for buying hoverboards this Christmas:
We have the right to buy and use products that are fit for purpose, safe to use, and in working order. If you are injured by a faulty product you have the right to claim compensation from the manufacturer.
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