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OU Bans Hoverboards Amid Safety Concerns

Jan 25, 2016

Ohio University recently banned hoverboards in campus buildings, joining the list of schools restricting use amid safety concerns.

The school says violators will be asked to remove them or risk confiscation. OU also advises users to be aware of the associated hazards, including falls causing serious injuries or fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating reports of 28 hoverboard-related fires. Ohio State and Xavier university students were told they could bring hoverboards only if they come with a seal showing they meet certain safety standards.