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Mike Tyson’s dangerous fall questions safety of hoverboards

Hoverboards are the coolest gift for kids this holiday season, but evidence is stacking up against them as a high risk to users.

Following a disturbing video of Mike Tyson falling badly off his seven-year-old’s hoverboard and landing on his back, consumers have begun to question just how safe these coveted gifts.

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The Guardian reported that Hoverboards – otherwise known as self-balancing scooters or “swegways” – are electric two-wheeled ride-on devices, which cost from about $200 to as much as $2,400.

Overcharging devices that do not comply may cause the battery to overheat, causing a fire, like what happened on Thursday at a Washington Mall where a hoverboard burst into flames

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Mike Tyson later tweeted: ‘Seemed like a good idea to ride my daughter #milantyson #cyboard #hoverboard but guess not…’

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