It’s become an issue, with bans on hoverboards and some retailers refusing to sell them due to safety concerns. Usually we see videos of the carnage after the fact with melted hunks of plastic sitting in people’s living rooms and driveways. This time, a vlogger recorded the fire while he was doing an unboxing video.
According to Paleofuture, the blogger charged it overnight and then took it out the next day to give it a first spin. He set it out on the pavement, stepped up, and nothing happened. It appeared to be broken, but he wasn’t ready to give up.
A few whisps of smoke rise from the hoverboard and then flames shoot out in a brief ball of fire. The poor guy nearly jumps out of his skin to get away from the flames. All is well, except for the hoverboard. That thing is done