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U.S. Government Warns of Hoverboard Dangers

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With the growing popularity of hoverboards, there have been various events that have occurred. These self-balancing devices have now received warning from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to the possibility of explosions. The CSPC has already investigated a series of explosions and fires associated with the lithium-ion batteries.

The investigations conducted by the CSPC is also looking at the adjustment of control systems and speed to account for the rider’s weight. Numerous riders have suffered serious injuries due to unexpected movement while riding the boards.

The CSPC has warned that if someone is these boards, they should have the proper safety equipment to help prevent injury. They also warn to be cautious of any potential explosions and fires starting from where the battery is located on the hoverboard. These can result in serious injuries including burns and other damages.

Our New Jersey product liability attorneys at Levinson Axelrod are well aware of the dangers these hoverboards pose to the safety of the riders. Because of this, we aim to protect those who have been harmed, especially when some boards have been falsely labeled with a stamp of safety by Underwriters Laboratories.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to a defective hoverboard, you deserve to take legal action in order to seek compensation for the damages you have sustained. Hoverboards were sold in massive amounts this past holiday season. This makes the risk for defects and serious injury very high.

Call our firm today and learn how we can help you. We aim to hold manufacturers accountable for their oversight while producing these defective products. We’ll listen to the details of your case and determine if you have proper grounds for a product liability claim. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to get started.


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