Famous rapper Wiz Khalifa was recently in the news for getting tackled to the ground by the airport security in LAX while he was riding his golden hoverboard, which he had popularly made few years back. In the video which has surfaced in social media and other news broadcasts, a person is seen asking the famous rapper to hand over his hoverboard and Wiz Khalifa states that he was tackled to the ground by the airport security because he was riding his hoverboard inside the airport. Wiz Khalifa also says that the tackle has left him with a hurt knee and that it has been really unprofessional on their part.
Hoverboards have been banned from airports because of many reasons. Hoverboard laws which have now come into effect in USA along with many other countries all around the world ban the use of hoverboards within the airport premises. Airline companies all around the world have put a complete ban on hoverboards a long time back and now you can not even carry a hoverboard within the airport premises. Any person caught carrying a hoverboard inside an airport will be fined heavily and sometimes can also be taken under custody.
Why Hoverboards Have Been Banned?
The reason for this ban on hoverboards is the issue of hoverboards exploding. The sudden rise in the popularity of hoverboards in the USA led to the import of many cheap hoverboards in the market. These cheap knockoff products have caused a series of incidents in which they have either caught fire or exploded which has resulted to many people getting seriously injured and even death in some cases. The best hoverboards do not have these problems because they are not made up of substandard parts. The batteries and other components used in the fake Chinese products use substandard parts.
The batteries are the ones which are the real trouble makers. The lithium ion batteries used in these cheap products are easily prone to exploding or catching fire and this has led to the complete ban of hoverboards from airlines. No airlines lets its passengers fly with them with a hoverboard. If a hoverboard is found in the possession if a passenger then it is confiscated by the airport authorities.
It was very easy to find cheap hoverboard for sale in the US market until the crackdown by the government. The Government started a massive crackdown on substandard and unsafe hoverboards from China and now there is a huge decline in the cheap hoverboard for sale in the USA. Both the central and the state governments of USA has taken strict action has that has resulted in a huge reduction in the sales of these cheap knockoff products. Many laws have been enforced which not only prohibit hoverboards from being used in airport premises but hoverboards have also been banned from being used in many public places.
It is of no doubt that there are different reasons because of the which hoverboards have faced a lot of criticisms in the recent years. But different methods and laws have been introduced which have made these gadgets much safer to use for the general public. Hoverboards for sale are now closely examined by every companies before releasing to prevent any unfortunate accidents to happen which may result in severe charges and cases against the hoverboard manufacturer.
All of these issues related to hoverboards have resulted into the formation of the UL 2272 certification. Hoverboards with this certification are deemed to be the safest as they have to pass a stringent safety test and are also allowed not only in the airport premises but can also be carried into airplanes. Cheap hoverboards made by low key companies are majorly not certified and therefore it is recommended that you buy hoverboards from good and reputed companies in the market.
If you are a hoverboard enthusiast and going to buy a new hoverboard very soon, then make sure that the hoverboard is UL 2272 certified. Purchasing hoverboards which are certified not only makes it legal but also promotes a much better usee experience and peace of mind for the rider.
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