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Hoverboard Warning Issued After Deadly House Fire

After a fatal house fire sparked by an exploding hoverboard, the CPSC has issued an “urgent warning”.

After a fatal house fire sparked by an exploding hoverboard, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an “urgent warning” against riding or charging LayZ Board hoverboards.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were injured by a hoverboard fire or your property was damaged, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

On March 10, 2017, a LayZ Board hoverboard began to “sizzle” and then “exploded into flames” while being charged inside a home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The resulting fire killed 2-year-old Ashanti Hughes and 10-year-old Savannah Dominick, who ran upstairs to help her younger relatives escape the blaze.

“My granddaughter, we can’t replace her. The pain is so deep,” said Mark Hughes, Ashanti’s grandfather. “Just be careful with everything you buy.”

CPSC said it was the first fatal fire linked directly to an exploding hoverboard. The agency is also investigating over 100 non-fatal hoverboard fires in at least 39 U.S. states.

More than 3,000 LayZ Board hoverboards have been imported into the U.S., according to the CPSC. In most cases, the agency works with manufacturers to coordinate a recall, but in this case an official recall has not been issued, suggesting that the China-based company is refusing to cooperate.

“The fire risk with this product is serious,” said Ann Marie Buerkle, Acting Chair of the CPSC. “Consumers should immediately stop using and stop charging the LayZ Board — it’s just not worth the risk to your safety and the safety of your family.”

Do I Have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hoverboard lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury and property damage cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a hoverboard or had property damage from a hoverboard fire, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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