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Are Hoverboards Safe To Charge Now

Stephen in Saint Simon Island, Georgia listens on 93.7 WBQO asked us about hoverboard safety


Stephen asked: “With the hoverboards, are they now safe, as far to use without having any problem with charging the batteries? That was the concern I had with getting one this year.”


Stephen, they should definitely be safer than they used to be. UL the certification company that you probably see branded all over the back of all your electronics came up with a safety standard in response to all the fires from hoverboards.

The UL 2272 standard marks a hoverboard as tested and certified as having a safe electrical system, including charger and battery. It’s not guaranteed that it will never catch on fire, but a UL 2272 certified hoverboard should give you some peace of mind.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission still advises hoverboard owners to charge them when they can be monitored, but certified hoverboards should be as safe as any other modern electronic device with a large battery.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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