A charging hoverboard started a fire at a home last weekend in the resort city of Coronado in San Diego County.
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What’s the Problem?
June 20, 2017 – The hoverboard fire caused smoke to fill the house and soot to cover all the walls and furnishings, leading to an estimated $22,500 in damages, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
Coronado Fire Battalion Chief Perry Peake said the hoverboard, which was plugged in for charging in one of the bedrooms, caught fire around 12:40 p.m on Saturday, and the flames spread to a nearby bed.
Quick work by firefighters kept the flames from spreading past the bedroom; however, the family was displaced due to extensive smoke and soot damage through the house.
“These things have been catching fire for a couple of years,” Peake said. He said he didn’t know whether it was the board or the charger that started the fire.
Hoverboards run on lithium ion battery packs and have been blamed for dozens of fires across the U.S. Airlines have banned having them onboard because of the fire risk.
Last year, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled more than a half million hoverboards, noting that the agency had received 99 reports of battery pack overheating, fires or explosions.
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