Murray State University Bans Hoverboard Use on Campus

Jan 18, 2016

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Murray State University officials have banned the use of hoverboards on campus.  

The announcement comes just as the 2016 spring semester starts and follows a warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  

This ban prohibits the use, possession, storage and charging in residence halls, college courts and all other campus buildings, campus grounds and regional campus locations.

The ban remains in effect until more information and better safety standards exist for all models of the equipment.  

Many other campuses – including the University of Kentucky – have banned the devices in recent months.

The CPSC has issued a strong warning about hoverboards after batteries within the devices were reported to burst into flames — especially while being charged — resulting in a metal fire that can burn with intense heat.