By Taylor Utzig, Editor
Loyola Vice President of Student Developement, Jane Neufeld, announced in an email to Loyola students a new ban on the popular “hoverboard”, Friday, Jan. 15.
The email outlines the parameters of the ban, which prohibits “the use, storage, and possession of hoverboards, and similar devices typically powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries, on campus.”
According to Neufeld, the decision came from a concern over the product’s fire safety standards after a number of hoverboards have been reported as spontaneously catching fire.
Various prohibitions of hoverboards have been issued across campuses nationwide in response to these fire safety concerns, including George Washington University, American University, Ohio State University and Xavier University.