For a while it seemed that the next big trend would be hoverboards, and for a while it was hard not to see a YouTuber upload a video of them zipping around the city on these devices. While they are still in existence, it’s pretty obvious that their popularity has waned immensely following reports that many of these devices were exploding/catching on fire.
In fact just recently, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced (via Fox 43) that more hoverboards from various companies will be recalled due to safety concerns. This includes hoverboards made by LayZ Board, Dollar Mania Sonic Smart Wheels, Tech Drift, Digital Products iLive, iHoverspeed, Four Star Imports Go Wheels, Drone Nerds, and Salvage World. Anyone who owns one of these boards should be able to return them for a full refund, store credit, or a replacement, depending on the brand or policy of the store you got it from.
Today we’re issuing a LayZ Board hoverboard warning and 7 hoverboard recalls. 1/9
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) November 14, 2017
As Fox 43 points out, this isn’t the first time that the LayZ Board has been mentioned by the US CPSC. Earlier this year the commission issued a warning about the boards following a house fire. That being said, popularity of these devices have definitely waned since last year, with companies such as Amazon who have stopped selling the devices, and the US Postal Service who confirmed that such devices will no longer be shipped by plane due to the potential fire risks associated with them.