HOUSTON — A hoverboard burst into flames inside a crowded Houston mall Monday — and it’s all caught on camera.
Shocked shoppers pulled out their cellphones to record video as a Deerbrook Mall security guard used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, according to KPRC.
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The board was one of several being sold by kiosk vendor Excel Toys and Boards. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
But mallgoers are questioning the safety of having the popular boards in the mall in the first place considering similar issues happening across the country. In one case, a family in Louisiana lost their home days before Thanksgiving due to an exploding hoverboard.
There have been so many reports of fires associated with the holiday favorite devices that Amazon even pulled certain brands of the toy from its website pending a safety review.