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Amazon Not so Sure About Those Hoverboards

2015-12-14 19:02

Hoverboards are the new "cheap Segways" and will probably have a place under the tree, even though they might catch on fire.

Two weeks ago we reported the most popular searches in the US. Among the strongest trending items were the new hoverboards. The searches for "hoverboards" had started trending this summer, said Google, and were up more than 500 percent since July.

The new gadget is not flying off the ground, as in the movie Back to The Future, but is firmly seated on the ground. They are however flying of the shelves according to reports.

Amazon is now stepping in and ruining the fun, at least for the manufacturers of these boards. As they have pulled many hoverboards from sale after fears of them catching fire.

"Reports of Hoverboards Catching on Fire"

All five of the models reviewed by the site BestReviews are now gone from Amazon, according to The Guardian.

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The review's site now warns people of the self-balancing scooters.

- There have been numerous media reports of hoverboards catching on fire. For the time being, we are not recommending any hoverboards until they are proven to be safe, said BestReviews.

The scooters, that work similiarly to Segways, also contain large batteries that are causing the fires. Earlier this month Britain's trading standards authority warned that 88 percent of the hoverboards imported, from outside the EU, failed basic safety checks.

Julius Gunnilstam

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