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Hoverboard bursts into flames in San Francisco Bay Area home

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    The three largest U.S. airlines have banned hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.

BRENTWOOD, Calif. >> A hoverboard burst into flames in a San Francisco Bay Area suburban home, charring a kitchen wall but causing no injuries.

KNTV reports that a Brentwood family was at home Monday night charging the hoverboard, also known as a self-balancing scooter, when the toy started popping and crackling and burst into flames.

The flames charred some tiling and walls along the foyer leading to a bedroom, and the family called firefighters to douse the remnants of the small fire, the station reported.

About a dozen hoverboards have combusted in 10 states in recent months.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into the safety of the entire product line.

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