Officials seize 300 counterfeit hoverboards

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 09:16:32-05

MIAMI (AP) - Federal officials say hundreds of counterfeit hoverboards have been seized in Miami

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ( that U.S. Customs and Border Protection says about 300 boards were seized Thursday at the Port of Miami.

Officials say the total estimated retail price of the counterfeit self-balancing boards is $94,000. Officials say they arrived from China and contained batteries with a fake LG trademark logo.

Customs and Border Protection Port Director Dylan DeFrancisci says the seizure of the fake two-wheeled motorized scooters helps ensure that a product has genuine parts and is safe for use.


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