Across the globe, fire incidents associated with hoverboards are being reported at an alarming rate prompting internet giants Overstock and Amazon to stop selling some hover boards. One tragic incident in Louisiana earlier this month involved a hoverboard on top of a mattress that burst into flames. Fire quickly engulfed the entire house, and the home and its contents were determined to be a complete loss. Other reported fire episodes occurred when hoverboards were being used, stored or transported.
After numerous media inquiries, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued fire safety tips urging hoverboard owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices.
If you have had a fire or injury event involving a hoverboard contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.