A fire sparked by a malfunctioning hoverboard that claimed the life of two children last week has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
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What’s the Problem?
10-year-old Savannah Dominick died on March 16, 2017, as a result of burns to 95% of her body from the hoverboard fire, according to NBC 10. The first victim, 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes, died the night of the fire.
Although multiple fires in the U.S. and abroad have been linked to malfunctioning hoverboards, this incident marks the first confirmed deaths associated with the devices.
As a result, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched an investigation to determine whether the hoverboard that ignited the blaze was part of last year’s hoverboard recall.
The hoverboard deaths have also drawn the attention of Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who sent an open letter to the CPSC on Wednesday.
“While we understand that according to CPSC data this was the first fatal fire caused by a hoverboard, the dangers of defective hoverboard batteries are well known,” the letter said. “We urge you to identify whether the hoverboard involved was included in the July 2016 recall.”
Based on the results of the investigation, CPSC will determine whether last year’s hoverboard recall needs to be expanded to include additional models.
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