The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on December 16 that they will continue to investigate the fire risks linked to hoverboards. “The challenge is to move quickly but also thoroughly and carefully to find out why certain hoverboards caught fire,” CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye stated.
The agency is anticipating many consumers buying these devices for holiday gifts, and officials are working hard to determine best practices for ensuring safety. Aside from fire risks, the CPSC is also aware of several individuals who suffered injuries after falling off of the two-wheel, skateboard-like personal transportation device. The CPSC official website lists several safety tips for consumers to prevent property damage or injuries. Kaye also stated that they will update the public as soon as more information becomes available.
If you live in the West Palm Beach area and have suffered injuries or property damage as a result of defective products, contact the legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn how we can help you pursue compensation from the responsible party.