Hoverboards have popped up all across social media and in city streets over the last few years for their equal parts fun and convenience for motoring around town.
These transportation toys of the future have also received noteworthy attention for their serious fire risk, as multiple battery explosions and fires have been reported, injuring hoverboard owners and leading to mass recalls of certain hoverboard products.
Many hoverboard fires have involved the Lithium-Ion battery or charger. Problematic signs to look out for are:
- Leaking fluids
- Excessive heat
If you notice any of these signs, stop using the device right away and seek immediate help. If it’s safe to do so, move the hoverboard outside away from anything that can burn or start a fire.
In the slideshow above are an additional 8 steps to take to avoid a hoverboard accident from the National Fire Protection Association.