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Hoverboards are a two-wheeled motorized device – essentially a self-balancing scooter. Most hoverboards can achieve a speed of up to 12 miles per hour.
The rider immediately begins to move by stepping onto two pressure-sensitive footpads, which allows one to steer and control speed. Hoverboards have a low center of gravity, which makes falls more likely.
A study published in Pediatrics, analyzed U.S. data over two years and found that there were 26,854 hoverboard injuries and 121,398 skateboard injuries to adolescents younger than 18 treated in emergency rooms. Injuries to the wrist were most common, followed by head and forearm injuries. Most hoverboard injuries occurred in the home. Riders who are distracted increases the risk of injury.
Along with the risk of falling, over 500,000 hoverboards were recalled after reports of the devices exploding or combusting. Upon investigation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommended that any new hoverboards manufactured be UL 2272 certified.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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