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1/14/2016 - Fire Marshal: Hoverboard Safety Concerns

Southbury Fire Marshal Barry Rickert would like to warn residents about the emerging hazards of the hoverboards. Many U.S. schools and colleges have banned or restricted hoverboards in recent weeks and some cities banned them from public street and places as well. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Fire Protection Association and the Consumer Reports all released statements over safety of hoverboards and fire concerns related to the components that power the product. Please see below for that information and stay safe:

Statement from the U.S. CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye on the Safety of Hoverboards

NFPA offers hover board fire safety tips

Hoverboard Safety: Consumer Reports Puts Self-Balancing Scooters to the Test

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Fire Marshal at 203- 262-0620.