Self-balancing scooters, or hoverboards as they’re commonly known, really have become the must-have accessory for all the “cool kids,” but if they’re not sure where they buy it from or which manufacturer they go with, they might be buying a device that’s a potential fire risk. Multiple fire reports have already come up sparking an investigation into the matter, for it’s part Amazon is telling customers who purchased one from it to throw out their hoverboards.
Amazon has already stopped selling hoverboards from companies that it believes don’t comply with adequate safety standards, it’s checking their scooters to see if they are compliant with best practices, many companies selling hoverboards have already seen their products being removed from Amazon.
The world’s largest online retailer is going one step further. It’s telling customers in the United States and United Kingdom who may have purchased one that’s deemed to be noncompliant to “dispose’ of the hoverboard immediately. They could easily do that by dropping it off at a recycle location provided by the company upon which Amazon is also going to refund them the full price of the hoverboard.
There’s really no reason for customers to not dispose of their hoverboard if they have been told by Amazon to do so, not only does this shield them from a potential fire risk, but they will also get their money back in full. That’s a deal worth taking, no matter how much you don’t want your feet to touch the ground when you’re walking from point A to point B.