300 counterfeit hoverboards seized in Miami

Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 06:04:34-05

MIAMI (AP) -- Federal officials say hundreds of counterfeit hoverboards have been seized in Miami.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection says about 300 boards were seized Thursday at the Port of Miami.

Officials say the total estimated retail price of the counterfeit self-balancing boards is $94,000. Officials say they arrived from China and contained batteries with a fake LG trademark logo.

Customs and Border Protection Port Director Dylan DeFrancisci says the seizure of the fake two-wheeled motorized scooters helps ensure that a product has genuine parts and is safe for use.