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Hoverboard Fire Leaves 3 Florida Apartments Damaged

Officials say three apartments sustained water damage from a sprinkler system after a hoverboard caught fire in an Orlando apartment building. The Orlando Sentinel reports that no one was seriously injured from the fire at the apartment building in east …

Security Video Shows Hoverboard Catching Fire in Illinois Home

A security camera inside a suburban Chicago home recorded a hoverboard catching fire shortly after a child left the house, which was extensively damaged by the blaze. Homeowner Dan Perper says the video shows his 11-year-old daughter grabbing her soccer …

Tennessee Warns of Hoverboard Dangers After 2 Nashville Home Fires

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has renewed a consumer alert about the potential fire hazards of so-called “hoverboard” toys after two fires were caused by these devices in the past three months in Nashville. One of the fires …

New Jersey Alerts Consumers to Safety Concerns Over ‘Hoverboards’

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs alerted consumers that “hoverboards,” one of this past season’s hottest gift items, is being investigated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for possible fire hazards. The CPSC launched its investigation amid …

Hoverboard Explodes, Causes Small Fire Inside South Carolina Home

Authorities say a hoverboard exploded inside a South Carolina home, causing a small fire but no injuries. The Mauldin Fire Department tells local news outlets one of the popular toys exploded inside a home Dec. 29. Fire Department Lt. Christopher …

Hoverboard Catches Fire at Houston-Area Mall

Smoke briefly filled part of a large Houston-area shopping mall after a hoverboard caught fire. Police in the northeast Houston suburb of Humble say security staff at the Deerbrook Mall used a fire extinguisher to put out the small blaze …

Alabama Couple Sues Hoverboard Makers Over House Fire

An Alabama couple has filed suit blaming a popular Christmas toy for a fire that badly damaged their home near Huntsville. The lawsuit filed Dec. 22 by Judge and George Gregory claims battery-powered hoverboards caught fire on Nov. 23, causing …

Airlines Banning, Safety Agency Investigating Hoverboards Over Fires

Hoverboards may be on many people’s Christmas lists but they present a conundrum for airlines, which are mulling the best way to transport the popular devices that could present a fire risk. The three largest U.S. airlines, American Airlines Group …