The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to stop riding or charging LayZ Board hoverboards after one of the devices was linked to a house fire that killed two girls in Pennsylvania.
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What’s the problem?
The girls, 2-year-old Ashanti Hughes and 10-year-old Savannah Dominick, were killed on March 10, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They are believed to be the first in the U.S. to die as a direct result of a hoverboard fire, according to a CPSC alert issued Monday.
“My granddaughter, we can’t replace her. The pain is so deep,” said Mark Hughes, Ashanti’s grandfather. “Just be careful with everything you buy.”
The LayZ Board is a battery-powered, 2-wheeled self-balancing scooter that has a pivoting platform for the rider’s feet. The name LayZ Board appears on the front of the product.
The agency said more than 3,000 of the self-balancing scooters were imported into the U.S. from China. Consumers who purchased a LayZ Board hoverboard should dispose of it at a recycling center that can handle lithium-ion batteries.
CPSC notes that the warning applies to LayZ Boards hoverboards, and not the similarly named Lazyboard hoverboards, which is a different product.
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