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Thursday, December 10, 2015


PAL, CEBU PACIFIC, Singapore Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American and British Airways, Emirates Airlines and other Middle Eastern airlines bans check-in and handcarry of hoverboards.

HOVERBOARDS are among the must-have gadgets this Christmas, just make sure to leave them at home before your next flight.
Local carriers Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines announced Monday that they are banning the carriage of the self-balancing personal transport vehicle, saying their powerful lithium-ion batteries may spontaneously catch fire.
Hoverboards and similar devices will no longer be accepted for check-in and for hand carriage abroad all flights starting Dec. 21, 2015.

 "In a report, Emirates Airlines says it has been confiscating up to 18 scooter boards per day from departure passengers attempting to travel with the controversial toys.
The motorised devices have been banned by a number of airlines over concerns about their lithium batteries, which can in some cases spark if brought into contact with other metal objects.
Screenshot from UAE news site, 7DAYS.
As many UAE expats prepare to jet home with presents, Emirates, Etihad and flydubai are urging passengers not to turn up at the airport with the devices.
Emirates has taken away up to 18 on their busiest days though the numbers have dropped off.
flydubai also confirmed in a statement to 7DAYS that no scooter boards will be allowed onboard, in either hand luggage or check-in bags."

Just a few days ago, a mother warned the public that the toy hover trax or hover board went up in flames. 
Watch the news below.

WPTV NewsChannel 5 reports: Pamela Levine says her 11-year old daughter, Sophie, just missed getting injured by her hoverboard Saturday night. "She felt it get hot, she jumped off, and it was in flames," she says.
Pamela quickly put water on the flames, and says the fire was out before firefighters arrived.
Another report says: 
"One of the hottest holiday toys is literally catching fire."