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Shoppers warned over hoverboard risk

Hoverboard warning issued Credit: Daniel Petkov

Shoppers are being urged to think again about buying hoverboards this Christmas in case they pose a fire risk.

The Local Government Association has issued a plea to consumers after several cases of the self-balancing devices caused "major" fires.

The organisation claims more than 80% of 38,000 hoverboards stopped from entering the UK by Trading Standards since October were unsafe.

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