CHICAGO (WLS) -- The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling for the suspension of all online sales of hoverboards until the CPSC completes its safety investigation.
Chairman Elliot F. Kaye said in a statement he wants better testing and proof of safety of the devices. The popular toy has been linked to fires and falls across the country.
In his statement, Kaye praised Amazon for offering a full refund to anyone who bought a hoverboard on its website. He called on other retailers to do the same.
The CPSC is currently looking into hoverboards, also called smart boards or self-balancing boards, which are made or sold by:
-Smart Balance Wheel/One Stop Electronic Inc.
-Smart Balance Wheel Scooter/Glide Boards
-Hover-way Hands-Free Electric/Digital Gadgets LLC
-Swagway Hands-Free Smart Board/Swagway LLC
-Smart Balance Board/I Lean Hoverboards
-E-Rover-Mini Smart Balance Scooter/LeCam Technology
-Smart Balance Wheels/Kateeskitty
-Smart Balance Wheel/Luxiyan and
-E-Rover Smart Balance Wheel
CPSC chairman calls for suspension of online hoverboard sales