Since the fiasco of exploding so-called hoverboards, a lot are expressing dismay and concern over the use of the self-balancing two-wheeled board. The trader and health departments of our local government are now taking action over the matter and will impose regulations, as reported by ABS-CBN.
Sellers or importers of ‘hoverboards’ should comply with the following markings on the packaging of the product:
1. The package should indicate that it is NOT a toy.
2. The package should tell that it is suitable for 14y.o. and above.
3. For indoor use only.
4. The battery should have passed the International Electrical Committee (IEC) and International Standards Organization (ISO) certification.
When the regulation order is published, importers will have two weeks to comply. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) will do on-the-spot inspection afterwards.