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

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    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.


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    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.


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    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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