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January 16, 2017

Hoverboards

Given the potential dangers of hoverboards, please read the information below if you are thinking about getting one. Hoverboards are also called balance scooters, self-balance or self-balancing scooters, balance wheels,...

January 16, 2017

Child safety

Safety tips for toys, window blinds and children's clothes. Information and safety warnings about amber teething jewellery. ...

January 16, 2017

Product recalls

Details of the latest product recalls in Ireland....

December 2, 2016

Think twice about hoverboards this Christmas

If you are thinking about buying a hoverboard/self-balancing scooter as a gift this Christmas, you should be aware of the potential safety and fire risks. We have investigated a large...

September 15, 2016

Be aware of the risks of hoverboards

If you are thinking about buying a hoverboard/self-balancing scooter, you should be aware of the potential safety and fire risks and know what to look out for. We have investigated...

March 11, 2016

Is your Hoverboard a fire risk?

Following a recent incident where a Hoverboard went on fire in Dublin while being charged, we are issuing a reminder to consumers to be careful with Hoverboards. Via Dublin fire...

February 26, 2016

Enforcement action taken against Gadget Box for misleading sign in store

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has published details of enforcement action taken against Creative Retail Solutions Limited. The action was taken in relation to a sign at the...

December 18, 2015

Commission takes action against sellers and importers of Hoverboards

The Commission has directed a number of businesses to not sell Hoverboards, which do not meet the required safety standards. The following directions have been issued by the Commission: 17...

December 11, 2015

Stay safe when buying toys this Christmas

Retailers are meant to ensure that the toys they sell are safe. However, if you’re buying toys for your child or for the child of someone you know this Christmas it’s...

November 26, 2015

1400 Hoverboards stopped at Dublin Port

The Commission has stopped 1,400 Smart Balance Wheels (Hoverboards) from entering the Irish market. This is due to significant safety concerns following an examination of a sample of the products....

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