New Jersey college bans hoverboards

Students at a New Jersey college better leave their hoverboards home when they return from break.

Kean University has banned the popular devices for fear they can cause fires or injure students. The school will confiscate any hoverboard on its Union and Ocean county campuses.

Spokeswoman Susan Kayne tells NJ.com the school acted on the recommendation of the state Fire Safety Division, which has suggested all colleges prohibit them.

A hoverboard caught fire and damaged a home in Lacey Township in December. Emergency rooms have also reported people have been injured using the self-balancing scooters.

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