Amazon Now Giving Refunds on Hoverboards, Govt. Says

Amazon is providing refunds on all hoverboards bought on its website — and the federal authorities could be very completely satisfied about it.

"I’m happy that at the very least one main retailer is erring on the aspect of warning and taking motion now," Elliot Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Shopper Product Security Fee, stated in a press release.

Clients can get their full refund by contacting Amazon instantly.


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"I need to commend Amazon for voluntarily stepping up, offering a free treatment and placing buyer security first," he added.

After a number of stories of hoverboards catching hearth, Amazon eliminated a number of manufacturers from its website. The issue appears to contain defective wiring and the lithium-ion batteries, in accordance with the CPSC, one thing that ought to be preventable.

"There are specific primary security applied sciences we anticipate these models to have that ought to forestall overheating and potential combustion," Kaye stated. "These are the identical readily-out there applied sciences that exist in correctly manufactured lithium-ion batteries used within the pocket book computer systems and cell telephones all of us use daily."

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Kaye additionally expressed concern over the danger of falls, noting that "present designs of those merchandise won’t take absolutely into consideration the totally different weights of various customers."