Best Buy and Amazon to Start Selling Non-Exploding Hoverboards
It's been a while since we talked about the whole hoverboards issue. Remember those things? They were in the news around Christmas with people recording videos of the things randomly blowing up in their driveways and some even really devastating instances where they caught fire in homes and burned buildings to the ground.
All of that led to the U.S. Government opening an investigation into the little play things and even asking retailers to cease carrying hoverboards in their physical and online stores. Amazon jumped right on that request, removing hoverboards from their site less than a week later. Best Buy, as it were, had yet to begin carrying them.
Now, though, it appears as if hoverboard makers have done enough to convince two of the largest CE retailers in the land—and the U.S. government—that their products are now safe and explosion-free. According to a report on The Verge, Amazon will resume sale of certain hoverboards, while Best Buy will, for the first time, begin carrying them in their brick-and-mortar and online stores. The available products are safety compliant, the report stated.