Transcript for Trendy Holiday Gift Prone to Fires
? We're going to turn next tonight to the new crackdown on hoverboards. At least ten fires reported in nine states. And now, major retailers, including Amazon, are banning some brands. ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis answering important questions tonight about the batteries. Reporter: Tonight, one of the nation's top retailers taking action on this season's hottest gift. Holy cow. Reporter: Amazon removing most hoverboards from its site. After a string of frightening incidents. It just exploded. Reporter: The consumer product safety commission now investigating at least 11 reports of hoverboard fires in ten states, reviewing the lithium ion batteries inside. And Amazon is asking any hoverboard sellers for documentation demonstrating that all hoverboards you list are compliment with applicable safety standards. Many are manufactured in China, bought by distributors here and sold under new names and the batteries inside that may be causing these problems could appear to be certified even if they're not. Because the product is not yet regulated, it's hard to tell which are safe to buy. And tonight, every single major airline has banned them from their planes. This is so worrisome for so many parents because this is the big gift idea. They often look for the ul stamp on the product and on the batteries, but some authorities say you can't be sure with some of these batteries. Reporter: Right. Exactly, David. A number of these products have been manufactured in China, they're coming here, and the experts are warning us tonight that you can't be certain about that product. What you should do is look for a brand name on that battery, a name that you already know, that puts you a little bit ahead of the Kur uf. Closer look at the batteries. Rebecca, thank you.
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