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Hoverboard catches fire in Koreatown

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is looking into at least 10 reports of the self-balancing electric scooters bursting in flames.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is looking into at least 10 reports of the self-balancing electric scooters bursting in flames.
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Following incidents of hoverboards catching fire and being banned from airlines and Metrolink trains, another one caught fire on a Koreatown sidewalk Wednesday, NBCLA reports.

Delvon Simmons said was riding his hoverboard around 11:45 a.m. near Vermont Avenue and W. 8th Street when the wheels began smoking, according to NBCLA.

Simmons' cell phone video shows him watching as his hoverboard burst into flames and firefighters arrive to put it out with an extinguisher. No one was injured.

 

Police confirmed the incident to KPCC but could not confirm other details like where Simmons got the hoverboard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is looking into at least 10 reports of the self-balancing electric scooters bursting in flames.

These incidents prompted United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta to ban hoverboards from their cabins and cargo holds.

And as of Jan. 4, Metrolink will ban hoverboards from their trains.