These Confiscated Counterfeit Hoverboards Do Not Have A Bright Future

These Confiscated Counterfeit Hoverboards Do Not Have a Bright Future

US Customs and Borders Protection has seized over 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards. The trendy death-wheelies are sitting in a warehouse in Chicago awaiting processing. Since they can't be sold, they will be destroyed. Of course, literally every hoverboard could be called "counterfeit" on the grounds that they don't FREAKING HOVER, but that battle has been fought and lost.

These Confiscated Counterfeit Hoverboards Do Not Have a Bright Future
These Confiscated Counterfeit Hoverboards Do Not Have a Bright Future
These Confiscated Counterfeit Hoverboards Do Not Have a Bright Future

"They will ultimately get destroyed," US Customs and Borders Protection public affairs officer Kris Grogan told Gizmodo.

That's 16,000 small housefires, mercifully avoided. Somewhere, Russell Crowe sheds a single tear.

Images: US Customs and Borders Protection Flickr


Comments

    Better if they were recycled, not destroyed. Seems all that's really needed is to replace the defective or poorly engineered component(s) and then they could still be sold. Could auction them off. Even the fake ones could be "remanufactured" so they no longer breach trademarks etc.

    tooth chipper or cranium cracker.

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