Illegal to ride and now 15,000 unsafe hoverboards seized by British Trading Standards because of explosion risk

Firefighters are warning users about the potential dangers of hoverboards
Firefighters are warning users about the potential dangers of hoverboards

Got one of those hoverboards on your Christmas list?

#AceWorldNews – Dec.03: Well, not only are they illegal to ride in most places, thousands have just been seized by officials over fears they could explode.

So maybe ask for a PS4 or something instead.

National Trading Standards (NTS) said 15,000 of the 17,000 self-balancing scooters examined since October 15 had been detained, mainly for having non-compliant electrical components that could explode or catch fire.

Many of the boards were found to have non-compliant plugs without fuses, which increase the risk of the device overheating, exploding or… Read the full story

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