The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was investigating at least 57 reports of fires started by exploding hoverboards as of March.
Better make that 58.
The Boston Globe reports a Sunday fire on the third floor of a Boston apartment building was believed to be caused by an exploding hoverboard.
The Boston Fire Department pegged the damage of the blaze at about $100,000, which is a lot of money for a handle-less Segway that yanks you around at 15 miles-per-hour to be responsible for.
- An exploding hoverboard sent shrapnel flying through a Sydney, Australia, home on April 21.
- A Wayne, N.J., fire on April 23 was linked to charging hoverboard batteries.
- Officials announced on April 17 that a Daly City, Calif., fire was started by a hoverboard spontaneously combusting.
- A Volo, Ill., boy's hoverboard started sparking and smoking outside his home on April 25.
- Kaudrica Hunter told the Sun-Sentinel "I wouldn't have thought it was a hoverboard with how loud it was" after one exploded in her Fort Lauderdale home April 15.
- Three Orlando families were displaced due to damage from an April 7 hoverboard fire.
I think it's safe to say the verdict is in on whether or not it's safe to have a hoverboard in your home (it's not).