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US family sues Amazon after hoverboard allegedly burns home

31 October 2016

A family is suing Amazon for selling a hoverboard blamed for starting a fire that burned their $1 million home in Nashville.

The Fox family's lawsuit says Amazon had information about the dangers of the product before the 9 January fire, reports The Tennessean.

The lawsuit was filed in Davidson County Circuit Court 26 October 26. It targets 10 defendants, including Amazon and retailers on its website.

The lawsuit says the listed seller of the hoverboard, 'W-Deals', is a sham business registered to a New York City apartment and hasn't responded to lawyers.

It claims the family was sold a counterfeit product from China.

The family is seeking $30 million in damages, plus possible additional financial penalties.

An Amazon representative said the company doesn't comment on pending cases.

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