In late November, airlines began banning hoverboards over safety concerns. Now some colleges are following suit.

The George Washington University announced Tuesday that effective Jan. 1, 2016, hoverboards will be banned from its campus. Citing several consumer agencies that are investigating the self-balancing scooters for fire risks, the university said it is moving to ban the gizmos in order to ensure campus safety.

GWU hoverboard ban

“If you own one, please make sure the device is not brought onto campus when returning from winter break,” GWU campus security requested in its update. Read more…

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First airlines, now colleges are banning hoverboards