Charging Hoverboards Responsible For House Fires Causing Deaths, Burns, and Extensive Property Damage
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MASSACHUSETTS – May 13, 2020 – A hoverboard that was charging is being blamed for a severe house fire in Kingston, Massachusetts, according to the Kingston Fire Department. The Kingston Fire Department stated on their Facebook page that they responded to a house fire at approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 11, 2020. According to the Kingston Fire Department’s Facebook post, “the fire was caused by a hoverboard charging on the third floor.” Fortunately, this fire did not result in serious injuries or fatalities.
Hoverboards and self-balancing scooters have a lengthy history of starting potentially deadly house fires. In 2016, a self-balancing scooter charging in a Boston apartment caught fire. Fortunately, no one was burned, injured, or killed in the blaze. In 2017, a defective hoverboard that was charging overnight caused a serious basement fire inside an East Longmeadow home. The East Longmeadow home fire resulted in over $100,000 in property damage.
Hoverboards Banned at Colleges Across the United States
According to an online news report from MassLive, several colleges throughout the United States have banned or limited self-balancing scooters and hoverboards on their campuses. Colleges are citing the Consumer Product Safety Commission warning that some people have been injured, burned, and tragically killed due to hoverboard charging fires.
“These things are just catching fire without warning, and we don’t want that in any of our dorms,” said Len Dolan. Mr. Dolan is the managing director of fire safety at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Kean University issued a ban of all hoverboards and self-balancing scooters from the university´s entire campus. Several other universities have banned hoverboards in campus buildings and in dorm rooms.
DON’T DELAY: FILE YOUR HOVERBOARD FIRE CLAIM AGAINST THE MAKERS OF DEFECTIVE SELF-BALANCING HOVERBOARDS
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