Hot Hoverboards: Battery Issues Not Stopping Retailers from Stocking Up on the Popular Item
And that’s where it’s the retailer’s job to explain to consumers the potential hazards, Sedek said. “We just explain to customers that, hey, if you buy a cheaper-quality product, you risk it not being as reliable—it’s just educating the consumer.”
As for Electronic Express, Sedek said the hoverboards it carries (Amazing and Hype-X brands) use name brand batteries—LG and Samsung, he said—which have been tested and seal-approved.
“That’s what it really is, it’s the type of battery that the manufacturers are using, whether they’re tested and certified,” Sedek said. “We went after a couple of companies that we made sure they were using approved batteries that were tested, and that won’t have any issues.”