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Hoverboard safety jitters fester on land, and in the air

Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC
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Air travelers who may have gotten hoverboards for Christmas must now jump over the hurdle of transporting their prized gift on an airplane.

Hoverboards, the season's "it" gift and one of the most popular leisure contraptions to come around since the Rollerblade, has been caught in a thicket of safety concerns. Several domestic airlines have moved to ban them from flights, and now a handful of international companies have done the same.

Oddly enough, travelers may find they can get actually get their boards through TSA airport checkpoints — just not on planes. A notice issued by the International Air Transport Association listed close to 60 airlines worldwide with hoverboard bans in place as of Dec. 16.