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New Jersey firefighters are warning residents of the dangers of hoverboard fires.

Long Branch Professional Firefighters Association - FMBA Local 68

New Jersey firefighters again are warning residents of the dangers of hoverboard fires.

Long Branch Professional Firefighters Association - FMBA Local 68.

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On Thursday, firefighters responded to a garbage truck fire in the Elberon section of the Monmouth County town. Ater the fire was extinguished, the origin was determined to be from a malfunctioning hoverboard, according to a Facebook post by Local 68.

 

With hoverboards often becoming the cause of fires in recent years, FMBA Local 68 wanted to share tips on how to prevent a hoverboard fire, the post said.

Firefighters offered tips about preventing hoverboard fires:

1) Only use the original battery charger.

2) If at all possible recharge your hoverboard outdoors.

3) Don't charge it while you're sleeping.

4) Don't use a damaged hoverboard as damaged lithium-polymer batteries are particularly prone to fires.

5) Try not to leave a charging hoverboard unattended.

According to the National Waste & Recycling Association, the proper way to dispose of a hoverboard is to bring it to your local electronics recycling center and to NOT place them in your garbage or recycling cans, the firefighters association said.

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