Trending Topics

Consumers asked to report hoverboard injuries, fires

Riders, using the hashtag #hoverboardfail, have reported fractures, concussions and fires

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking hoverboard owners to report fires when charging the devices and injuries sustained while riding the popular Christmas gift.

Twenty-two hoverboard fires in 17 states and at least 70 injuries resulting in an emergency department visit have been reported. Hoverboards are self-balancing, battery-powered scooters. In a Tweet, the safety commission asks consumers to report additional fires and injuries to

A Florida man fell off a hoverboard, fracturing his leg in several places. He told 10News that he has more than $100,000 in medical bills from his injury.

Politicians and celebrities post hoverboard fails to social sites

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson posted a instagram video of his hoverboard fall.

#hoverboard #knockout #MikeTysonBreaksBack #imtoooldforthisshit @getcyboard

A video posted by Mike Tyson (@miketyson) on

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Florida, fell off his kid’s hoverboard and tweeted a photo of his broken arm in a sling after visiting the hospital.

Twitter and Instagram users have posted videos of hoverboard falls with the hashtag #hoverboardfail.

CBS12 News posted compilation of hoverboard falls on its Facebook page.

Hoverboard fails: People are falling off their Christmas gifts...

#Hoverboard fails: People are falling off their #Christmas gifts & headed to the hospital. Did YOU get one? Close encounter with great white #shark! Michele Wright TV #InUrFacebook.

Posted by CBS 12 News on Monday, December 28, 2015

In early December stopped selling some hoverboard models and a U.K. teenager riding a hoverboard was killed when he collided with a bus.

Lubbock Firefighter Matt Dawson was seriously injured in a crash that claimed a fellow firefighter and police officer
Fire Chief Ralph Stegbauer and Firefighter Jeffery Skaggs were killed when the mechanical lift they were in fell over
The visit comes after firefighters responded to fires across Maui, Oahu and Hawaii island for a week, despite hopes that the rainy season would tame the flames
“During the moment, we didn’t notice that we were all females,” Firefighter Stover said. “We just looked at each other as our crew for the night”