• Two Pa. fires lead to second CPSC warning about hoverbards


    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a second warning to people using certain hoverboards because of a fire hazard.

    The CPSC recommends people with LayZ Board self-balancing scooters stop using them immediately.


    A second house fire is now connected to the scooters and their Lithium Ion battery. One townhome was destroyed and four others damaged in a fire in York County, Pennsylvania.

    The CPSC issued its first warning in May after a deadly house fire in Harrisburg that killed two young girls.


    Anyone who owns one of these hoverboards is urged to stop charging it and stop using it.

    Consumers should take them to a recycling center that is equipped to handle lithium-ion batteries.

    Any incidents can be reported to the CPSC at www.saferproducts.gov.

    Note from the CPSC: The safety warning to stop use applies to LayZ Board hoverboards, which is a different product from Lazyboard hoverboards.



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