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Some brands of hoverboards, the two-wheeled motorized scooters that do not actually hover, are being pulled from the shelves. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Some brands of hoverboards, the two-wheeled motorized scooters that do not actually hover, are being pulled from the shelves. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

One of this season's most popular holiday gifts is facing growing concerns about its safety.

Some brands of hoverboards, the two-wheeled motorized scooters that do not actually hover, are being pulled from the shelves of major retailers after incidents of people getting hurt and several highly-publicized cases where the self-balancing toy caught fire.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Noah Kulwin of Re/code about how popular hoverboards have become and what the safety concerns mean for the product and the consumers.

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This segment aired on December 15, 2015.

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