A young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street towards the Empire State Building, in New York, despite a ban on their use on public roads in the city. Photo: AP

Are hoverboards safe? After recent bad rap, Hong Kong users think so, and vendors do too

Fires caused by defective battery chargers, and seizures over parts, have led to a scare about self-balancing electric scooters, but Hongkonger who sources them in China says they’re safe as long as you choose sellers in direct contact with manufacturers that are reliable

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A young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street towards the Empire State Building, in New York, despite a ban on their use on public roads in the city. Photo: AP
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