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Three of the UK's biggest [retails / retailers] , including online giant Amazon, are advising customers to dispose of hoverboards [avid / amid] safety concerns. There have been many online reports of the toy [caught / catching] fire and exploding. Stores have told [consumers / consumer] they will get a refund if they take their hoverboard to a [specially / special] recycling centre for electronic [equipment / equipped] . They have asked manufacturers to address these safety [issues / issuance] . Hoverboards are self-balancing, two-wheeled scooters that can transport [usages / users] like a skateboard, but without using any physical [effort / effect] . They are currently one of the most popular gifts for children this Christmas and the retailers' decision will disappoint many kids [hoping / hopping] for the popular device.

Electrical Safety First, a consumer [protective / protection] group in the UK, said that around half-a-million people in the UK have bought a hoverboard [as / has] a Christmas gift. Another million people have put it on their shopping [listing / list] in the [run-up / run-down] to Christmas Day. Britain's largest bricks-and-mortar retailer Tesco said: "We've [suspension / suspended] the sale of all hoverboards, both in store and online, as a precautionary [measure / measured] ." Amazon said of the call to dispose of the hoverboards: "We regret the [incontinence / inconvenience] this may cause you but trust you will understand that your [safe / safety] and satisfaction is our highest [priority / prioritise] ." Hoverboards cannot be used on public roads in Britain because they have not been [registered / registration] as vehicles.

 
 

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