While hoverboards have been growing in popularity in recent years, the electronic scooters have caused concerns due to the explosive risks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission last year recalled more than 500,000 of the devices from 11 different companies. Many airlines have banned them on flights, and several local colleges do not allow hoverboards in university buildings.

The latest incident occurred March 11, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pa., when a recharging hoverboard set a row house ablaze, killing a 2-year old and a 10-year old while leaving a 3-year old and 4 year-old with injuries.

Fire officials say the family heard a “sizzling or crackling in the hoverboard” and suspect it caused the fatal blaze.

In the wake of the tragedy, the federal government is once again warning consumers about the dangers of hoverboards and associated safety hazards.

In some cases, the lithium-ion batteries were found to overheat, reportedly starting dozens of fires in homes across America. Homes have been destroyed as a result of hoverboard fires in Washington, D.C., Nashville and elsewhere.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or burns as a result of a malfunctioning hoverboard, you should contact one of Pisanchyn Law Firm’s experienced hoverboard lawyers now for a free consultation by calling 1-800-444-5309.