Hoverboards may be futuristic, but Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is advising people to ride them with age-old safety tips in mind.
In a Tuesday Facebook post, the hospital noted a "steady caseload" of patient injuries from riding, most often of broken bones, concussions, cuts and other physical injuries.
“Our emergency departments and Urgent Care Centers are experiencing a steady caseload of patients who have been injured while using hoverboards. Like riding a bike or skateboard, safety gear is a must. Consider these tips to avoid becoming the next #hoverboardfail," the hospital wrote.
CHOA's tips include wearing protective gear, avoiding high-traffic roads, using a spotter and reviewing manufacturer warnings regarding the dangers of fire.
On the top of many holiday wish lists, hoverboards have recently been in the news for less positive reasons: Reports of them causing fires have made multiple headlines, as did their connection to credit card fraud.
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