January 06, 2016
A New Jersey university has issued a ban on a popular device due to safety concerns.
Kean University will no longer allow hoverboards on its campuses in Union or Ocean counties, NJ.com reports.
According to spokeswoman Susan Kayne, any hoverboards found on campus will be confiscated beginning this week.
The ban comes at the recommendation of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, which suggested that all colleges prohibit the devices.
The hoverboard has proven to be a hazard.
A hoverboard caught fire last week at a home in Ocean County. Fire officials say the hoverboard caught fire while it was being charged at the home in Lacey Township.