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Hoverboard Safety Concerns Block Sales; Tied to Counterfeit Batteries

Many reports have claimed that some hoverboards may burst into flame if left charging. The products have also caught fire while being ridden by children: Hoverboard fires spark concerns over product safetyMajor US Airlines banned Hoverboards from domestic flights, claiming that the powerful lithium ion batteries are often poorly labeled. Major retailers, TargetToys ‘R’ Us, and Amazon have all banned the products.

Counterfeit batteries that have not undergone proper safety inspections are suspected as the culprit in the fires. This demonstrates the escalating severity counterfeit components can have on an industry. The VerifiR system has been designed to circumvent these issues by empowering customers to validate the authenticity of the products they buy.

Categories: Counterfeit Alerts