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Three of the UK's retailers, including online Amazon, are advising to dispose of hoverboards amid safety . There have been many online reports of the toy catching and exploding. Stores have told consumers they will get a if they take their hoverboard to a special recycling for electronic equipment. They have asked manufacturers to address these safety . Hoverboards are self-balancing, two-wheeled scooters that can transport users like a skateboard, but without using any physical effort. They are currently one of the most popular for children this Christmas and the retailers' decision will disappoint many kids hoping for the popular .

Electrical Safety First, a consumer group in the UK, said that around half-a-million people in the UK have bought a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. Another people have put it on their shopping list in the run-up to Christmas Day. Britain's largest -and-mortar retailer Tesco said: "We've suspended the of all hoverboards, both in store and online, as a precautionary ." Amazon said of the to dispose of the hoverboards: "We regret the this may cause you but trust you will understand that your and satisfaction is our highest ." Hoverboards cannot be used on public roads in Britain because they have not been registered as .

 
 

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