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Four taken to hospital after e-bike left charging catches fire

A family had to escape through their bedroom window with a five-day-old baby after an electric bicycle left charging overnight in the common corridor of an HDB block caught fire. Singapore Civil Defence Force officers smashed the bedroom window of a second-floor unit to lead 11 people, who lived in the four-room flat, down a […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Did electric bike battery spark Yonkers house fire?

YONKERS, New York (WABC) — Two people trapped in a burning home in Yonkers were pulled to safety on Sunday, and it appears an electric bike battery may have sparked the fire. Shattered glass covers part of the driveway at 27 Bruce Avenue in Yonkers. The home’s small, narrow windows were the only way out […]

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Electric bike burns on the sand in Newport Beach

An electric bike caught fire and shot battery parts 100 feet as it burned on the sand in Newport Beach on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Firefighters and lifeguards responded to the blaze at about 4:30 p.m. at an access ramp on 18th Street, said lifeguard Battalion Chief Mike Halphide. “We could see it from a […]

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Family sues Amazon for $30m claiming hoverboard burned down their house

Tennessee family blames an exploding battery – a common occurrence that has led to a mass recall – for setting their million-dollar home on fire It has been nearly a year since the self-balancing scooters known as hoverboards were setting sales charts on fire, but the resulting litigation (from the resulting real-world fires) is just […]

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Here are the reasons why so many hoverboards are catching fire

Buying a self-balancing scooter? You might want to think twice. “Back to the Future Part II” got it partly right. As of 2015, the hoverboard is a real form of transportation that lets trendy kids get into trouble while effortlessly zipping along the sidewalk. There are a handful of important differences, though. These self-balancing scooters don’t actually hover […]

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Half A Million ‘Hoverboards’ Recalled Over Risk Of Fire, Explosions

More than 500,000 balancing scooters — better known as hoverboards, though they do no hovering — are being recalled because of the risk of fire or explosions. The devices were extremely popular gifts this past holiday season. Online, they were hits in viral dance videos … and in less-impressive videos of people falling off their new toys. But […]

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New York’s MTA reinforces its hoverboard ban with new signs

After banning hoverboards from New York City’s subways, trains, and busses last month, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun rolling out new ads, first spotted by Gothamist, to make sure you get the message. The new ads make it clear that passengers cannot transport or ride hoverboards in any manner on MTA-controlled transit, stating “hoverboards may be the latest […]

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Hoverboards are now banned from New York City subways, trains, and buses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has banned hoverboards from basically every method of public transportation that it controls. Starting today, people are prohibited from “possession of hoverboards” on the New York City subways, city buses, Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad trains, and the Staten Island Railway. Hoverboards are also banned from all corresponding stations […]

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Hoverboard Catches on Fire on Koreatown Sidewalk

A Los Angeles man said he was riding his new $600 hoverboard in the Koreatown section of the city Wednesday morning when it suddenly caught fire. Delvon Simmons was riding the hoverboard around 11:45 a.m. near Vermont Avenue and W. 8th Street when the wheels began smoking, he said. Simmons said officers noticed the smoke and […]

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What Are Hoverboards And Why Do They Explode?

Beware of what you buy this Christmas—it could blow up in your face. Hoverboards, more accurately described as self-balancing scooters, are one of the most popular holiday gifts this year. Ebay reportedly sold more than 5,000 units on Black Friday and claims to have sold one hoverboard every 12 seconds on Cyber Monday. But there’s an increasing concern about […]

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‘Exploding’ hoverboard blamed for destroying Lafitte family’s home

LAFITTE, La. (WGNO)–  Jessica Horne can’t believe that the hoverboard her son couldn’t wait to get– could have killed him.   Now she blames the toy for a fire that destroyed her home. Just five days before Thanksgiving, Jessica’s 12-year-old son opened the box containing one of this year’s most sought-after items.  It was a hoverboard, […]

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Hoverboards keep catching fire and exploding in the UK

Sometimes, being an early adopter can have its downsides. First-generation products can be buggy, or overly expensive. Sometimes, they can also explode. At least, that’s what appears to be happening with hoverboards—the Segway clones without handlebars that are not actually hoverboards—in the UK. BuzzFeed News reported that a woman in a London suburb was sent to hospital Nov. 7 […]

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U.S. airlines ban bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries due to fire danger

Bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries could result in a catastrophic mid-flight fire, according to recent tests. United Airlines joined Delta Air Lines Monday with a ban on bulk shipments of the batteries, while American has limited some types of batteries — but stopped short of a ban. The Federal Aviation Administration has conducted tests for years that have shown […]

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