Hoverboard was a new technology built recently for man use but days after pulling hoverboards from its digital shelves, Amazon in the United Kingdom is offering refunds to customers while advising them to throw away the hoverboards over safety concerns.
Reason that the hoverboards occasionally catch fire.
The boards exploded and caught fire because of faulty lithium batteries—the component airlines are most concerned about.
Multiple airlines this week have announced bans on self-balancing hoverboards due to safety fears.
JetBlue will NOT accept the transport of balance gliders, hoverboards, self-balancing boards of any type which use lithium or lithium ion batteries in either checked or carry-on baggage
According to NewsWeek.com Earlier this week, Amazon pulled nearly all its hoverboard models for sale in both the United States and the United Kingdom after increasing reports of the two-wheeled electric scooters catching fire or exploding. According to Swagway, whose hoverboards have re-entered Amazon’s listings, 97 percent of hoverboards were initially pulled on Monday.
While currently investigating the safety of the hoverboards, Amazon has not made it clear when or if the remaining pulled hoverboards will be back in short time on its marketplace.