Kennesaw State Joins List Of Colleges Banning Hoverboards

by Tasnim Shamma Kennesaw State University is the latest campus to ban hoverboards in Georgia. Many…

Georgia (Jan 19, 2016) — by Tasnim Shamma


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Kennesaw State University is the latest campus to ban hoverboards in Georgia.

Many of the two-wheeled boards and hands-free Segways are powered by lithium ion batteries that have exploded or caught fire.

KSU's Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Michael Sanseviro said the University was following the Kennesaw fire marshal recommended the policy.

“Any time you're dealing with fire safety issues, it's really meant to be preventative action until we have better data that suggests that this is something that we can safely have on our campus," Sanseviro said.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the University of North Georgia issued bans against hoverboards last week. Georgia Tech said students should ship any hoverboards brought to campus back home.

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