Hoverboards, the motorized balancing scooters that have grown in popularity over the past few years, are suspected of electrical problems that have caused dozens of fires across the U.S.
The latest incident occurred March 11, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pa., when a recharging hoverboard set a row house ablaze, killing two young girls, Ashanti Hughes, 2, and Savannah Dominick, 10.
Fire officials say the family heard a “sizzling or crackling in the hoverboard” and suspect it caused the fatal blaze.
In the wake of the tragedy, the federal government is once again warning consumers about the dangers of hoverboards and associated safety hazards.
Last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than 500,000 hoverboards made by several manufacturers because of potential fire hazards.
In some cases, the lithium-ion batteries were found to overheat, reportedly starting dozens of fires in homes across America. Homes have been destroyed as a result of hoverboard fires in Washington, D.C., Nashville, and elsewhere.
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