Government officially deems hoverboards unsafe

The CSPC called on all makers and sellers to voluntarily take non-UL-compliant hoverboards off the market until they can be certified as safe

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has received 20 reports in the last three months of people being injured on hoverboards.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a "hoverboard," as he arrives for an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

(WCMH)– The Consumer Product Safety Commission has officially labeled the hot holiday toy as being unsafe.

After a months-long investigation of hoverboards, the CPSC sent official notice to retailers, manufacturers, and importers new safety standards.

The CSPC has also called on all makers and sellers to voluntarily take non-UL-compliant hoverboards off the market until they can be certified as safe.

Click here to read the full report: CPSC

The notice applies to all self-balancing scooters, including single-wheel devices.

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