Amazon offering refunds on all hoverboards


(CNNMoney) — Amazon is now offering full refunds on any hoverboards sold on the site, including in the US and Canada. The refunds are a response to the rash of fires and falls that have plagued the popular two-wheeled balance boards.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission praised Amazon’s decision on Wednesday and said it expects other retailers and manufacturers to do the same. The CPSC has been investigating hoverboard safety issues since December.

Because of “the increasing number of serious injuries and emergency room visits associated with these products,” the commission announced that it is expanding its investigation into hoverboard falls and injuries, which may be caused by design flaws in the boards.

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