Amazon wants UK customers to chuck their hazardous hoverboards

Amazon has asked its customers in the UK to junk hoverboards purchased from its site over fears that they might catch fire. In an email, the company urged customers to dispose of the product at nearby recycling centers as soon as possible. It’s also promised to refund them within three days. The news comes soon after Trading Standards seized 15,000 imported unbranded boards that it had deemed unsafe. They’re thought to have been shipped from East Asia and China with faulty UK plugs and lithium-ion batteries. Since October, three house fires in London have been caused by these devices. Amazon…

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