Amazon removes Hoverboards from site, refers buyers to trusted vendors

Amazon has removed its Swegway Hoverboard selection from its online marketplace. This comes at a crucial time, as demand for these products has picked up significantly going into the holiday season.

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Reports have been surfacing that several models of self-balancing scooters had burst into flames due to malfunctioning batteries. Many different brands have been involved in the reported fires, although most cases are from cheap products on online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Gumtree.

However, due to stricter customs procedures these boards are becoming more difficult to enter the country. Although Hoverboards are now safer overall, there are still some cheap Swegways kicking about online.

The parts associated with the fires include the battery and chargers used in some brands of self-balancing scooters.

Many critics have been quick to blame the lithium-ion batteries used in most Hoverboard models for the fires. It is yet to be made clear whether it is the lithium-ion batteries or the quality of the components surrounding the batteries that is causing these fires.

All of our batteries are UL certified and made from trusted manufacturers such as LG and Samsung.

Many of the cheap Hoverboard brands that can be purchased for as little a £150 each have cut corners with the build quality of their products, which is the most likely cause of these fires.

Although as of yet not 100% of the Hoverboard selection has been removed from the Amazon website, most have been banned.

To get SAFE, TESTED and HIGH QUALITY Hoverboards, visit our online store.


Recently on Amazon there has been an influx of cheap Hoverboards for sale. We want to let all our loyal customer be aware that unfortunately such cheap Swegways for sale are dangerous to the user.

Unfortunately, many of these Hoverboards are for sale on the internet at very low prices. Please be aware that low prices mean that sellers have cut corners on the build quality and safety of the Hoverboard you plan to purchase.

At HOVERBOARD PRO, we provide premium quality Hoverboards for sale. All our Swegways are 100% UK Compliant and UL certified under British directives. Therefore, if you’re looking for a great quality Hoverboard as well as value for money then look no further.

Want more information about Amazon Hoverboards? If so, please contact us on 0113 320 2299. Our telephone lines are open 24/7!


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