bans cover residence halls only, and some are campus-wide. Other universities are considering parallel actions.
A hoverboard is an orthogonal-line motorized skateboard with urethane wheels, a powerful battery, and a computer chip to help the rider of the board shift his or her footing and keep in balance. The regulatory actions and bans follow reports from the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that implicate hoverboard lithium batteries in a series of ignition fires reported nationwide. The CPSC is currently investigating 37 fires in 19 U.S. states. Many U.S. airlines also ban shipment of the popular toys on their flights.