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Stop using hoverboards till they are deemed safe, leading hoverboard retailer tells its customers

Leading hoverboard retailer Swagway tells customers to stop using hoverboards till they are deemed sae by authorities. US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after its long investigation has declared hoverboards as unsafe.

  • Published: February 22, 2016 5:48 PM IST

Swagway, one of the leading hoverboard sellers in the United States, has called on all the customers to stop using its products till they are deemed safe by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after its months-long investigation on Saturday declared hoverboards as unsafe. “In complying with the CPSC’s requirements, we ask customers who have purchased a Swagway to refrain from using their boards in the interim. Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking feature

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We will issue a recall if necessary, as soon as we fully understand the exact specifics that need to be addressed according to the CPSC requirements and will offer a remedy for our customers accordingly,” a Swagway representative told Mashable. Also Read - Increasing smartphone usage may be resulting in growing horns on our skull; research suggests

The CPSC has sent out an official notice to retailers, manufacturers and importers with new hoverboard safety standards. The regulating body has called on hoverboard manufacturers and sellers to follow the safety measures.

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“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 CPSC said in a statement.

Hoverboards are generally depicted as resembling a skateboard without wheels. Several companies have drawn on hovercraft technology to attempt and create hoverboard-like products but none has demonstrated similar experiences to those depicted in the films.

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  • Published Date: February 22, 2016 5:48 PM IST



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