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The United States on Wednesday announced to recall more than a 5 lakh hover boards after many incidents in which the two wheeled personal transporters erupted in flames.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said hoverboards, which have gained an immense popularity last year have lithium-ion battery packs which can overheat, risking them catching fire or even exploding.   

The CPSC said there have been at least 99 incidents were recorded, with some involving injuries and property damage due to Hoverboards. "Consumers should immediately stop using these products and contact the seller company to return their hoverboard for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement depending on the model," the agency said in a statement.

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