We told you back in November about aproduct recall on Air Runner Balance Boards being issued by Halfords as a precautionary measure "whilst a full investigation takes place". Today Halfords have issued an updated recall notice that states that certain of these balance boards "are not fully compliant with British Standards, and could also potentially pose a fire risk".
If you have one of the affected products you are advised to stop using it and to return it to a Halfords store for a full refund. You can read the updated recall notice issued today on the Trading Standards website here, and here is the notice in full:
Air Runner Self Balancing Boards sold at Halfords - recall
The following updated notice has been issued by the retailer:
PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE
UPDATED 8TH DECEMBER
Air Runner Self Balancing Boards
(190375 / 192470 / 192488)
We have identified that 152 Air Runner Balance Boards (black and white versions) are not fully compliant with British Standards, and could also potentially pose a fire risk. This affects products with the above serial numbers only, with no others affected.
Whilst no accidents have been reported from customers who bought their Air Runner Balance Board from Halfords we are updating our guidance on the risk and urging customers not to use the product and return it with the mains plug and charger to their local Halfords shop, where they will receive a full refund.
We take the quality and safety of our products extremely seriously and would like to apologise to customers affected for any inconvenience this may cause. Customers who have a query should contact our Customer Support team on 0345 504 53 53.