Amazon Removes This Maker Of A Hot New Christmas Toy Over Fears It May Explode

Amazon Removes This Maker Of A Hot New Christmas Toy Over Fears It May Explode

Talk about a public relations nightmare for a corporation.

After this somewhat-hoverboard caught fire in New York (and the story went viral), Amazon has now taken steps to stop selling the product altogether.


Swagway, one of the most popular hoverboards on the market, has been quietly wiped from Amazon’s website. The action comes just days after Swagway was identified as the brand of hoverboard that caught fire while charging in a Chappaqua, New York home.

Early Saturday, while researching a different Swagway story, I noticed that the brand had been erased from the Amazon website. When I later contacted the company, Swagway told me that Amazon sent them a notice Friday night that requires all hoverboard sellers to “provide documentation demonstrating that all hoverboards you list are compliant with applicable safety standards, including UN 38.3 (battery), UL 1642 (battery), and UL 60950-1 (charger).”

“Swagway already meets all those certifications and is happy that Amazon has decided to take steps to weed out the low quality boards,” the Swagway spokesperson said.

However, if true, that statement still doesn’t explain why Swagway’s products have disappeared and a number of other hoverboard products are still available on the site.

Should Amazon have removed the product? And should the company be held responsible?

John Binder

John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for and a news blogger for

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