Limited hoverboard shipping only, post office says

A person is seen on a hoverboard in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

The Postal Service is limiting shipping of hoverboards that contain lithium batteries.

The post office is making the move out of an abundance of caution, and is being consistent with some retailers and airlines.

It will only ship them using only Standard Post/Parcel Select, which uses ground transportation.

Also effective immediately, hoverboards will not be sent in international mail.

Concerns have risen about the hot Christmas toy after some hoverboards caught fire while in use, apparently due to the battery.

The Postal Service has long-time established rules and regulations regarding the mailing of lithium batteries both domestically and internationally:

USPS rules and regulations pertaining to lithium batteries can be found at the following links:
-- For domestic mail
-- For international mail
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