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.
While you might grumble at Customs taking issue with your $1000-plus international purchases, they’re also in the business of confiscating objects a little more dangerous than discounted camera lenses and smartphones. This week, some 6000 weapons were snagged, including iPhone counterfeits capable of delivering electrical shocks.
Back in May, Apple managed to hold up the import of HTC handsets on the grounds that they infringed a number of patents. The ban didn’t last for long — and now the ITC is flatly refusing to listen to Apple’s whining.