US airlines ban hoverboards from cabin and hold

All major US airlines have now banned hoverboards, both as carry-on items and as checked baggage, on flights in the US.

Hoverboards banned from US flights.

Hoverboards banned from US flights. Image by Soar Boards / CC BY 2.0

Airlines have expressed concern about the lithium-ion batteries used in hoverboards. The batteries in hoverboards often exceed the limits set by the government for transportation on airplanes. Lithium-ion batteries can spontaneously burst into flames, posing a severe danger to airplanes and passengers. British Airways is one airline that is calling for a global ban of hoverboards on airplanes. Read more at:

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