LSU has banned them. Now UL Lafayette has banned the HoverTrax, also known as the hoverboard, from campus beginning this upcoming semester.

Hoverboards have been catching on fire and even destroying homes and had just been a very dangerous toy to own.

UL Lafayette has made this official statement on Wednesday regarding the use of this on campus:

Dear Students,

At the advisement of the Office of Public Safety, the University has issued an immediate ban of self-balancing two-wheeled electric scooters, also known as hoverboards, on the University campus.

No electronic skateboard devices will be permitted for use, charging, possession or storage on University grounds or inside buildings, including campus housing.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating more than two dozen reports of hoverboard-related fires in the U.S. According to the CPSC, some models caught fire while charging and others caught fire in use, producing intensely hot flames. Until adequate safety standards are implemented across all models of these devices and the University administration is able to develop a formal policy after appropriate review, the ban remains in place.

Please adhere to this prohibition as you return for the spring term by keeping any electronic hoverboard devices away from campus.

Your safety and the safety of our community are important.

Thank you for your cooperation and best wishes for a successful semester!