Swagway, one of the leading hoverboard sellers in the country, is telling customers to stop using its devices after the US Consumer Products Safety Commission deemed nearly all hoverboards unsafe yesterday.
The CPSC’s letter — sent to manufacturers, importers, and sellers of the self-balancing two-wheeled scooters — says the devices pose an “imminent hazard” and may be seized or recalled by the government.
Anyone caught selling unlicensed hoverboards risks civil and criminal penalties, according to the US government
Hoverboards were a big craze here last summer, a couple local rental companies were renting them out for kids (and adults) to ride along the beaches along with the usual bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, etc.
I don’t see a bright future in hoverboard rentals this summer though.