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In light of the recent safety concerns about hoverboard safety, we at iWalker Hoverboards would like to address these issues so that you will feel confident about using our hoverboard. The issues we will cover will concern our chargers, batteries and tips on how to ride safely.
One of the biggest concerns about the hoverboard is the risk of fires and explosions due to faulty chargers and batteries. Our charger is UL certified, which means that it has passed the tests that are required for quality and safety. For more information about UL standards, please visit the UL website.
We submitted our Lithium-ion battery for UN38.3 testing, and it has passed. If you would like to see the results of the test, please contact us for a free 16-page report. Our battery manufacturer has liability insurance against the unexpected/accidental battery meltdowns, which can cause explosions or fires. This insurance also applies to both shipment and ownership of our hoverboard.
The Best Practices for Hoverboard Safety
Hoverboards can be a lot of fun once you learn how to use them. The following tips will help you use yours with minimal risk of injury.
1. Use Protective Safety Gear. Helmets are required by law in many cities and states when riding a bicycle or a skateboard, and they also should be used when riding a hoverboard. It’s a good idea to invest in some elbow and knee pads to prevent injury in the event of a fall. Wrist guards also are recommended.
2. Practice Indoors. It takes time to get used to riding your new hoverboard. Make sure that you are in an area that does not have a lot of furniture or other items that can pose a safety hazard. Do not jump on or off the platform, or you will fall. Practice by grabbing onto something or someone as you step onto it the first few times. Use one foot, applying an even pressure on the platform, then step up with the other foot.
Since hoverboards do not have any brakes, you will have to learn how to start and stop without getting thrown off the platform. Start off slow and build up your speed as you gain confidence in your abilities.
3. Riding Outside. Once you learn how to ride, you can try riding outdoors. Check your local laws to make sure that hoverboards are legal. Otherwise, you may risk receiving a hefty fine. Avoid riding on busy streets until you have gained some experience. This will ensure the safety of both you and the people around you.
4. Charging the Battery. Do not charge your hoverboard overnight or unattended. This will prevent the risk of the battery overheating. Once the charge is complete, unplug the charger.