A Tennessee family is suing Amazon after their $1 million house was destroyed in a fire caused by a "hoverboard" toy purchased on the site.
According to , the Fox family of Nashville claims that Amazon knew the hoverboard in question was a dangerous product, but sold it anyway. In January, the hoverboard caught fire, destroying all of the family's home and all their personal possessions.
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The family's lawyers tried contacting W-Deals to no avail, so now they're turning to Amazon, citing Tennessee product liability law, which holds the seller responsible if the manufacturer can't be found. The suit seeks $30 million in damages.
Amazon declined to comment when contacted by PCMag, saying "we do not comment on litigation."
Amazon late last year from its site, including devices from Hoverboard, PhunkeeDuck, CoolReall, Leray and . That came after the UK's consumer protection agency that more than 15,000 hoverboards were detained at the border based on issues with the plug, cabling, charger, battery or cut-off switch.
This July, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission sold by 10 different companies are being recalled over fire risks
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