MTSU bans hoverboards until safety standards implemented

Courtesy: KHON

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee State University has banned hoverboards until safety standards are developed and implemented for the devices.

The university told News 2 Wednesday the ban takes effect March 14 and won’t be lifted until the safety standards are in place.

The decision came after the school says the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission advised manufacturers, importers, and retailers of hoverboards that such devices pose an “unreasonable risk of fire to consumers.”

That information along with both local and national reports of hoverboards causing fires led MTSU’s Environmental and Health and Safety Committee to implement the ban.

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So beginning March 14, the use, possession or storage of the self-balancing scooters is prohibited across campus.

Anyone using or possessing such products on campus property after this date is subject to disciplinary action.

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