customs-hoverboardThe folks over at the US Customs must be rather busy at the moment, having revealed that the hardworking men and women in their team have already picked up 16,000 counterfeit ‘hoverboards’ – and counting. I don’t suppose that the New York MTA is upset with this development – nay, they would be ecstatic, taking into consideration as to how hoverboards have been banned from subways and stations already. In fact, 16,000 is just the start, as the final figure is said to hit an even bigger figure in the weeks to come.

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So far, part of their operations involved moving into a warehouse in Chicago that is full of the controversial two-wheeled scooters that come with a fake trademark logo on each of them, and arrive with unauthorized batteries to boot. It is widely believed that the total cost of the goods seized amount to $6 million thereabouts, and the final figure has yet to be tallied since the warehouse is tipped to receive a “massive amount of shipments” over the course of the coming weeks.

Good on them for seizing these hoverboards, lest they end up exploding and ruining someone’s life – or even causing a death – or deaths, if the explosion is large enough to hurt anyone else in the vicinity. [Press Release]

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