A toddler from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has died in a fire caused by an allegedly defective hoverboard.
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What’s the problem?
March 11, 2017 – The hoverboard fire was reported around 8 p.m. on Friday, during which one resident jumped from the second floor of the building to escape the blaze, according to CBS News.
The following day, one of the children injured in the fire, 3-year-old Ashanti Hughes, was pronounced dead by the Lehigh County coroner’s office, while 2 other girls remained in critical condition at a local hospital.
“They heard some sizzling and crackling in the hoverboard and shortly thereafter, it exploded in flames,” said fire department chief Brian Enterline.
Last year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) declared hoverboards not safety tested by the UL to be unsafe.
Because so many cheap hoverboards were sold before the UL announcement, there are likely many more unsafe hoverboards in homes across the U.S., owned by consumers who are unaware of the recalls or safety warnings.
Up until now, the link between hoverboard fires and a confirmed death has been hard to determine, but in this case fire officials are clearly placing the blame for the toddler’s death on a defective hoverboard.
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