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Amazon Pulls 'Hoverboards' From Its Site After Fire Reports

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    Amazon Pulls 'Hoverboards' From Its Site After Fire Reports
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    Sorry, kids. If you were expecting to glide like Bieber on your new "hoverboard" after the holidays, Amazon might have dashed your hopes — but prevented you from catching fire.

    Federal regulators are looking into reports of multiple hoverboard scooters bursting into flame, most often because of poor-quality chargers and batteries. In the meantime, Amazon is playing it safe by pulling multiple scooter brands from its site, including the popular Swagway line, NBC News reported.

    In a statement to NBC News, Swagway shared details about Amazon's actions and defended its products.

    "As safety is on the forefront for Swagway, we applaud Amazon for taking these steps to weed out the low quality boards and want to note that this removal is NOT specific to Swagway, but includes 97 percent of the other branded hoverboards that were also selling on their site."

    NBC News reached out to Amazon for comment but the company did not reply.