USPS is limiting the domestic shipping of mailable motorized balance boards, also known as “hoverboards,” that contain lithium batteries.
The decision was made “out of an abundance of caution” and is in line with major retailers and the airline industry, the Postal Service said in a statement.
USPS will ship hoverboards using only Standard Post/Parcel Select. This product travels on ground transportation, due to the potential safety hazards of lithium batteries.
More information is available in the Dec. 16 statement, which is posted in the online newsroom.