Self balancing scooters, commonly known as hoverboards, that do not meet safety standards might either be seized or recalled, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has warned. The independent federal regulatory agency responsible for protecting consumers, has asked manufacturers,importers and retailers of hoverboards to ensure safety standards. The lithium ion batteries used in scooterboards must comply with test requirements under Transport of Dangerous Goods for Lithium Metal and Lithium Ion Batteries.
The CPSC has received reports from consumers in 24 states of 52 hoverboard fires resulting in more than $2m (£1.41m, €1.80m) in property damage between 1 December, 2015 and 17 February, 2016. These include destruction of homes and an automobile.
In January 2015, (CBP) officers seized more than 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards valued at over $6m (£4.2m, €5.5m) in Chicago. According to CBP officers, the self-balancing scooters packed unauthorised batteries and had fake trademark logos.
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