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OFT issues hoverboard warning

Items should be carefully checked

The Office of fair trading says there’s certainly not a “lot less bother with a hover” – warning a Christmas fad this year has the potential to turn deadly.

The organisation says it’s seen a number of dangerously unsafe hoverboards, the self-balancing scooters which have become a craze among young people.

It says many have electrical or battery problems and faulty or dangerous cables and parents should check them carefully.

David Oldfield of the OFT says there are a variety of concerns

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