Hoverboard Fails Can be Painful; Videos Showcase Many Falling Off Hoverboards

Hoverboard Fails Can be Painful; Videos Showcase Many Falling Off Hoverboards

For some people, Santa came with pain and not fun this Christmas season. Many people have shared their videos falling off their hoverboards on the eve of Christmas season. Many people purchased hoverboards as the part of the Christmas present, but became the victim of their gift due to the exploding batteries of the hoverboards.

Some of the videos uploaded are hilarious, but some seem to be very painful and ended up in the emergency room on Christmas with broken arm or leg. Some of the videos showed parents with red-face on seeing their children tumbling off with new gadgets and toys. More concerning pictures showed young men lying on the ground and spraining their arms on Christmas Day after falling off the gadgets. Despite of the recent calls regarding the exploding batteries of hoverboards, they were the most popular presents handed out on Christmas Day.

With the recall of the self-balancing machines, all the hoverboards were removed from the stores around the world and even from the Amazon stores. Though, the exact reason for the battery explosion of the hoverboards is still unknown, it is believed that the explosion must have been caused due to the use of cheaper models of batteries in China. As per the experts, the cheap batteries were made in China and re-branded later on to be sold in the US and UK. The potential fire hazard caused ban on the transportation of such gadgets in major airlines. Also, the boards were rejected by the three biggest airlines: American Airlines, Delta and United. Dubai’s Emirates Airline banned them from being checked in with luggage on flights because the batteries contain lithium. Moreover, the queen has banned hoverboards from parks owned by the Crown Estate in the UK after deciding they were not welcome on her land.

As per the Delta officials, poorly labeled, powerful lithium-ion batteries powering hoverboards are the issue. On reviewing the product specifications of the hoverboards, officials found that manufacturers do not consistently provide detail about the size or power of their lithium-ion batteries.