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- If you own a hoverboard, please read the following advisory/information.
If you own a hoverboard, please read the following advisory/information.
Posted By kdub on May 18, 2016
The Orange County Register, Saturday, Feb.20, 2016
The government is cracking down on hoverboards. In a letter to manufacturers, importers and retailers, U.S. regulators said they will seize or recall any of the two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters, which were a huge hit this holiday season, if they fail to meet federal safety standards. The internet is littered with photos and videos of hoverboards on fire and spewing black smoke. The U.S. Commission in a letter issued Thursday noted 52 reports of fires that users say were caused by hoverboards in 24 states. Those fires led to 42 million in property damage, including destruction of two homes and an automobile. It said many of those incidents would not have happened if the hoverboards met existing standards. Concerns that lithium-ion batteries inside hoverboards could spark a fire have led to bans by several airlines and college campuses. The CPSC revealed last month that it was investigating hoverboards makers and sellers.
If you currently own a hoverboard, Luma Homeowners Association requests you do not bring this device into the building until such time it has been confirmed your hoverboard is safe. You could be held responsible for any loss of life or damages from your malfunctioning hoverboard.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.