US Customs seize sixteen,000 counterfeit 'hoverboards'
The US Customs and Border Safety has prevented sixteen,000 counterfeit “hoverboards” from making it to individuals’s houses. Authorities have seized a warehouse filled with the controversial two-wheeled scooters stamped with pretend trademark logos and outfitted with unauthorized batteries in Chicago. They consider the products they collected quantity to $6 million general, at the very least for now. That determine will develop even greater, because the warehouse is anticipating a “large quantity of shipments” to reach within the subsequent few weeks.
These self-balancing scooters turned an enormous hit final yr, so quite a few questionable producers took benefit of the craze and launched subpar, non-high quality managed variations to shops. They have been everywhere in the information up to now few months for spontaneously catching hearth and burning individuals’s homes down. No less than one incident befell in Illinois. Because of the hazard inferior-high quality hoverboards pose, the scooters had been banned from many airplanes, universities and even from NYC’s trains and buses. Final yr, UK authorities additionally seized 15,000 models after inspecting shipments at seaports and airports.
[Picture credit score: US Customs/Flickr]