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Following a number of self-balancing scooters around the world bursting into flames or exploding, Amazon UK has urged its customers to bring unsafe "hoverboards" to their local recycling point for disposal. The company is also issuing full refunds on these purchases even if they were made months ago.

As reported by The Telegraph, Amazon UK has been e-mailing customers who purchased at least one model of self-balancing scooter, the "RioRand Two Wheels Self Balancing Electric Scooter With Key Switch - Red."

In a message seen by Ars Technica UK, Amazon states that "we've received information that your [self-balancing scooter] purchased through the Amazon.co.uk website […] is unsafe for use as this product is supplied with a non-compliant UK plug."

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