Retail giant Amazon may have known about the danger of their hoverboards, as reported by PersonalInjury.com.
Recently a federal appellate court ruled Amazon knew the hoverboards, which are motorized skateboards, were catching fire and exploding. The Chinese pedaled hoverboards became popular during the 2015 holiday season.
Knoxnews.com reports a Nashville family at the center of the lawsuit says they experienced the toy catch fire, forcing their two children to jump from a second-story window and destroying the family’s $1 million home.
The court ruled Amazon “quietly” stopped hoverboard sales after its investigation showed proof of the fire danger. However, the retailer only sent a vaguely worded email about “news reports of safety issues”, rather than telling the 250,000 buyers who purchased the hoverboards of the true dangers.