1,650 counterfeit hoverboards seized at Minnesota-Canada border

Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials recently seized more than 1,500 counterfeit hoverboards in International Falls, Minn. near the Minnesota-Canada border.

Officers at the Minnesota Point of Entry in International Falls found 1,650 counterfeit Smart Balance Hoverboard scooters and 90 motherboards inside a railroad container headed for Rainer, Minn., according to a news release. The counterfeit merchandise had an estimated retail value of $645,252.

In December, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials warned consumers that counterfeit hoverboards often pose serious health and safety hazards.