But the scary part is that while it is the batteries, there has been no one single explanation for exactly why they are going up in flames. All the batteries from the various makers of hoverboards come from countless different factories all over China. So good luck getting to the bottom of it.
If your hoverboard has not caught on fire, you still run the risk of doing harm to yourself just by operating the stupid thing. We’ve seen and heard of countless tales and tweets of family members being injured while riding them. We can’t help but chuckle a little.
We’re not sure we hate the idea of an obnoxious object that causes injury to their obnoxious owners. Imagine if every person who held an iPad up to take pictures like it is a smartphone ran the risk of the tablet zapping them?
Frankly, riders should wear helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads. That way they could look as stupid as they should while riding such awful machines.