“The hoverboard, a motorized, self-balancing, two-wheel scooter,
is one of the hottest, and hardest-to -get, gifts for the holidays.”
Photo credit: Jefferson Graham
– “Alaska Airlines and other airlines ban hoverboards”
From the Associated Press and KING 5 News:
Four major U.S. airlines are banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.
Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines said Thursday they are banning hoverboards in checked or carry-on luggage. JetBlue Airways has already prohibited them.
Hoverboards are motorized, two-wheel, skateboard-sized scooters that users stand on. They have been a hot gift item at some retailers.