OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced May 23 that he has urged Oklahomans to stop purchasing or using LayZ Board Hoverboards.
Hunter noted that a letter from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns citizens that LayZ Board Inc.-manufactured hoverboards are dangerous. A hoverboard was allegedly to blame for a house fire that killed two young girls in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on March 10.
Hunter says Oklahomans should not purchase or the product under any circumstance.
“Oklahomans should not purchase a LayZ Board hoverboard, but if they have, they need to take it to a local recycling center for safe disposal immediately,” Hunter said.
“Using this product is not worth the risk to the safety and security of families and loved ones. I am deeply concerned with the tragic case in Pennsylvania and do not want the citizens of Oklahoma to experience a similar situation. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who experienced the heartbreaking loss of the two children.”
More than 3,000 units of the LayZ Board hoverboards have been imported into the United States after development in China, according to the CPSC. Hunter noted, according to an ABC News report, a recall on the product is unlikely.