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Stop using hoverboards till deemed safe: Swagway tells customers


New York : 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. 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.

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.

“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.(ANI)

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