Seller Says to Lookout for Uncertified Hoverboards

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HARLINGEN – Hoverboards were a hot gift this Christmas despite recalls still being issued on the products.

Last month, the Consumer Safety Administration issued a recall on the tech drift self-balancing scooter.

The CSA says the battery can overheat causing fires and even causing it to explode. 

Jeremy Ledesma sells hoverboards in Harlingen. He says you need to make sure your board is U.L. certified.

That ensures it was safety tested by Underwriters Laboratories to rule out problems.

“They are all U.L. certified nowadays. They’re fireproof. They go through a lot more inspections,” said Ledesma.

You’ll know your board was tested if it has a U.L. certification image printed on the product packaging.

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