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JSU Issues Ban on Hoverboards

01/11/2016

Due to increasing concerns about the safety of some so-called hoverboards and the risk they pose to our community, the storage, use, possession and charging of such devices on Jacksonville State University property is temporarily prohibited until further notice. This ban includes all facilities and buildings owned, leased or controlled by the University.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is currently investigating numerous reports of fires and injuries attributed to potentially faulty product imported into the country. It is anticipated that further advice and guidance from the Commission will be forthcoming.

This ban does not apply to legitimate physical or medical assistive devices marketed as such.


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