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Almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards seized in Charleston

11 months 1 week 5 days ago February 10, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Wednesday, February 10 2016 February 10, 2016 11:21 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Customs agents have seized almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards at the Port of Charleston.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Tuesday saying that the boards were seized at the docks last month.

The so-called hoverboards - which are two-wheeled, motorized scooters - were made in China and violate federal trademark laws.

The agency also makes sure that imported goods comply with U.S. laws, including consumer safety standards. It said the hoverboards also posed a fire threat because of their lithium ion batteries.

The retail price of 2,400 authentic hoverboards is an estimated $1.6 million.

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