Western Illinois University temporarily bans hoverboards

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MACOMB - You can add another school to the growing list of organizations to ban hoverbaords, Western Illinois University banned the self-balancing scooters "from campus and in any WIU owned building."

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently revealed batteries in these devices can be dangerous and could cause a fire.

WIU joins the University of Illinois in issuing the ban. Eastern Illinois University and 20 other universities have also banned or restricted hoverboards.

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