An investigation by the US consumer safety watchdog has found hoverboards caused $2 million of damage from December last year to February – including “the destruction of two homes and an automobile.”
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“Consumers risk serious injury or death if their self-balancing scooters ignite and burn,” the letter says.
Although not ordering a recall at present, the letter sent by Robert Howell from the CPSC has said non-compliant hoverboard shipments will be seized at import or recalled if found already on sale in the US.