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2-Year-Old Ashanti Hughes Becomes First Fatality Connected to a Hoverboard Fire

2-Year-Old Ashanti Hughes Becomes First Fatality Connected to a Hoverboard Fire

Last week on March 11th, tragedy struck the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after a charging hoverboard allegedly overheated and sparked a fire that spread throughout a family’s home. The fire, which quickly engulfed the entire house, claimed the life of 2-year old Ashanti Hughes. To make matters worse, Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe, a firefighter on route to the home was killed by a drunk driver in a stolen vehicle. Ashanti’s father, a teenage boy, and two young girls were also rushed to the hospital for smoke inhalation and other unspecified injuries. (more…)

Hoverboard Safety Concerns Grow as Problems Mount

Hoverboard Safety Concerns Grow as Problems Mount

Hoverboards — self-balancing, two-wheeled electric boards that look like a skateboard — were the fad of the 2015 holiday season. But safety officials and consumer groups are warning the public to think twice before purchasing the popular gadgets. In recent weeks there have been numerous reports of the boards sparking fires, including one in Boca […]

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