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Murray State University becomes latest school to ban hoverboards

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

Based upon recent fire incidents across the country, Murray State University will be heeding the warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the university's safety standards, all hoverboards and similar devices will be temporarily banned on campus effective immediately.

This ban prohibits the use, possession, storage and charging in residence halls, college courts, all other campus buildings, campus grounds and regional campus locations. The ban will remain in effect until more information and better safety standards become available.

The CPSC has issued a strong warning about hoverboards after batteries within the devices were reported to burst into flames — especially while being charged — resulting in a metal fire that can burn with intense heat.

This ban is representative of a trend across the country. Numerous other campuses in the Heartland have also banned these devices.

You may contact the university's Department of Public Safety with questions related to this ban by calling (270)-809-2222.

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