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Kiwano has quietly removed the UL 2272 certification information from their website. They claimed to be UL 2272 certified, which is the standard set by Underwriters Laboratories for all self-balancing electric scooters.
While leading hoverboard companies like Swagway have been working closely with UL for some time now, Kiwano suddenly came and said that they are UL 2272 certified. That made the Kiwano hoverboard the world’s first UL 2272 certified hoverboard, a big deal indeed. But as it turns out, they had only applied for UL 2272 certification, and they have removed all reference to it from their website.
While we are not going to assume anything, we can safely say that as of now, it is definitely not the first UL 2272 hoverboard.
In this latest development, which we realized on checking the Kiwano website recently, we found that the website of the Kiwano hoverboard no longer says that it is UL 2272 certified. Previously there was a section that stated that the Kiwano KO-X Electric Smart Scooter was UL 2272 certified.
You can see on the right, the graphical element that they had used on the homepage till some time back. However, now this entire section is missing from the homepage of the website.
Currently the website says that the Kiwano hoverboard has FCC, CE and RoHS certification, which is a good thing but is nowhere near the UL 2272 standard.
In comparison, this is what Swagway clearly states on their website –
Swagway has been actively working with the CPSC on the investigation of the “self-balancing scooters.” The CPSC recently adapted two new standards, a required standard (UN38.3) and a voluntary standard (UL2272, introduced by UL on January 29, 2016). The original Swagway from the very beginning already meets the newly required standard and we are currently evaluating if our product complies with the new voluntary standard as recommended by the CPSC. We stand by our products and are confident that Swagway still remains the safest on the market.”
This clearly shows the transparency and clarity with which Swagway works. Unlike Kiwano, they did not state that they are UL 2272 certified and pulled it off the website later, they are clear about their stand and are committed to safety the highest standards, that they are working to better.
Swagway is currently using UL certified battery cells and adapters, and are working towards making their entire hoverboard UL certified. In fact Swagway further explains its safety standards in another section.
“Swagway is FCC, CE, RoHS, certified and Battery packs were UN38.3 certified with approved battery cells and has passed all testing in adherence to government guidelines.”
In another section it states –
“Swagway’s entire hoverboard is not UL certified. Indeed, to date, UL has yet to certify any hoverboards for safety.”
Incidentally FCC is certification that states that an electronic item is approved for use in the US, and it is awarded by the Federal Communications Commission. Their website can be found here.
CE is a mark that states that the product conforms to relevant European quality standards, and is essentially a mark of European conformity.
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, and is a European standard that states that the particular item was made without certain hazardous chemicals. All electronics sold in Europe have to be RoHS compliant.
The UN38.3 battery certification is for Li-ion or lithium ion batteries, and is a standard set by the United Nations with regards to Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. This certification is necessary for transportation of batteries by air, and is an important safety standard for all Li-ion batteries.
With the new UL 2272 certified next generation hoverboards the SwagTron T3 and T1 being launched, we strongly recommend that you only buy one of these two. Go and have a look at the website where you will be able to buy them with a $10 discount on using Coupon Code: swag-1163A391DNSS
Click here to check out the SwagTron hoverboards.
The Swagway X1 is now selling at an all time low price of $249 with the $10 discount coupon: swag-1163A391NDSS, on their website.
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Also the Swagway hoverboard ships to any place within the United States within 1 to 5 days. In the map below, you can see how much time it will take for a Swagway to reach to your home.
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If you want to purchase one, then go to the website www.swagway.com
To read more about the safety and quality standards of the Swagway hoverboards go to the FAQs section of the Swagway website.
You can read about the safest place to buy a hoverboard on the web here.