University of Missouri temporarily bans hoverboards

University of Missouri temporarily bans hoverboards

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is temporarily banning hoverboards.

The Columbia campus on Friday told students not to bring the motorized two-wheel scooters to school. Officials cited safety concerns.

More than 30 universities nationally have banned or restricted hoverboards on their campuses in recent weeks, saying they're unsafe.

Concerns center on possible falls and collision, as well as warnings from federal authorities that the self-balancing devices have caught on fire.

University of Missouri spokesman Christian Basi says the administration plans to discuss hoverboards with students and other campus community members before enacting a permanent policy.

The spring semester begins Jan. 19.

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