We can't say we're surprised!
Although hoverboards were one of the most popular gifts this holiday season, they're also the most dangerous!
Related: Mike Tyson Falls Off A Hoverboard!
On Thursday, a U.S. government agency — the Consumer Product Safety Commission — released a statement essentially saying that every single hoverboard on the market is completely unsafe!
They wrote :
"Consumers risk serious injury or death if their self- balancing scooters ignite and burn… We believe that many of the reported incidents, and the related unreasonable risk of injuries and deaths associated with fires in these products, would be prevented if all such products were manufactured in compliance with the referenced voluntary safety standards."
The agency even reserves the right to take away or recall the electric scooters!
"Should the staff encounter such products at import, we may seek detention and/or seizure. In addition, if we encounter such products domestically, we may seek a recall of these products."
CPSC ends their letter with a not-so subtle warning to manufacturers to get their crap together… or else!
"In view of the foregoing, I urge you to review your product line and ensure that all self- balancing scooters that you manufacture, import, distribute, or sell in the United States are in compliance with the above referenced voluntary safety standards."
Hoverboards may soon hover their way out of existence!
[Image via WENN.]
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