Earlier today we heard that Amazon in the UK are asking people to destroy their hoverboards and refunding their purchase on certain models.
Now the US Postal Service has announced that it is putting restrictions on hoverboards due to the possible risk of fire of some devices.
Some airlines in the US recently banned hoverboards and now the US Postal service has announced that it will not ship the devices by air.
Out of an abundance of caution and in line with major retailers and the airline industry, the Postal Service is limiting the domestic shipping of mailable motorized balance boards, or hover boards, that contain lithium batteries.
Effective immediately and until further notice, USPS will ship hover boards using only Standard Post/Parcel Select. This product travels on ground transportation, due to the potential safety hazards of lithium batteries.
Also effective immediately, mailable motorized balance boards, or hover boards, will not be sent in international mail shipments, and are also prohibited in shipments to or from APO, FPO, and DPO destinations.
You can find out more details over at the US postal website at the kink below.
Source US Postal Service
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