Hoverboards

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Everyone has heard of that self-balance board that famous athletes and celebrities have. Most people are wishing to have one on the 25 of December as a holiday gift, but there are many issues that change peoples minds on having this self-balance board. During the past year, Hoverboards have been setting on fire. Sometimes exploding of unknown causes. Many owners of this product says it is the charger that overheats the hoverboard setting it on fire. But this does not only happen when it chargers, hoverboards have been exploding with or without it plugged and also when it is being used.

In New York City, a Hoverboard caused a fire that almost burned down a house. In Washington, a Hoverboard set on fire at a local mall and all shoppers were told to evacuate.  Customers who are interested in Hoverboards must do research before buying one.

Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, stated that it is the batteries that are being put in them; they are cheap. The Hoverboard is very sensitive due to this cheap battery, also known as the Li-ion. There are many things that can make it start a fire, especially when the board bumps into things and makes a huge contact with other objects.

For those who want this hoverboard for a holiday present, think twice and remember that safety is always first. Hoverboards are very sensitive and can cause damage to you or your surroundings. 

Citations:

“Why Hoverboards Keep Exploding.” Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.

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Hoverboards