Did anyone you know get a hoverboard for Christmas this year? If so, they may be putting themselves in danger by using it. There have been numerous reports of falls and injuries associated with them, in addition to a recent number of fires and explosions.
A quick internet search will reveal many articles warning of the dangers of this year’s hottest holiday gift. Here is one from earlier this morning out of Greenville, S.C.:
Doctor, safety expert weigh in on hoverboard dangers
Posted: Dec 29, 2015 5:10 AM ESTUpdated: Dec 29, 2015 5:10 AM EST
If someone you know and love is trying to learn to operate a hoverboard, please direct them to the NFPA’s latest tip sheet: Hoverboard Tip Sheet for additional information.
After reading several of the articles, I’m gonna have to give it a bigdespite all the hype!
Better to “be safe; rather than sorry!” For now, I’ll keep my feet on the ground.