A hoverboard in New Jersey caught fire while charging over the weekend, causing an explosion in a Lacey Township home.
The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department, which responded to the call, urged people to be careful with the popular toys.
“Do not leave them unattended monitor them while charging…. Register them for warranties and check for manufacturer recalls,” the department said in a Facebook post.
The latest explosion comes after national officials in both the United States and United Kingdom warned consumers that some hoverboards are exploding or catching on fire, both while charging and while being used.
No injuries were reported from the Lacey Township fire, reported WPVI. The homeowners and their family were home when the hoverboard was charging. The picture on the left shows the extent of the damage, a portion of burnt carpet.
The fire is under investigation by the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.