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Hoverboards sold at Walmart, Amazon recalled over fire risk

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 26: It's easy to assume kids' toys are vetted thoroughly before hitting the shelves, but scores of toy-related injuries and deaths over the years have shown that isn't always the case. Just this August, Razor recalled 237,000 of its hoverboards sold at major retailers including Amazon and Walmart because of defective battery packs and a potential fire risk. Some of these dangerous toys have been relegated to history, some have achieved fad status, some have been redesigned or banned, and still others are still available on the shelves today.Related: Every Major Food Recall in the Past Year

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It's easy to assume kids' toys are vetted thoroughly before hitting the shelves, but scores of toy-related injuries and deaths over the years have shown that isn't always the case. Just this August, Razor recalled 237,000 of its hoverboards sold at major retailers including Amazon and Walmart because of defective battery packs and a potential fire risk. Some of these dangerous toys have been relegated to history, some have achieved fad status, some have been redesigned or banned, and still others are still available on the shelves today.

RelatedEvery Major Food Recall in the Past Year

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