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Hoverboard fires under investigation by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Reported fires involving one of the hottest-selling toys this season are now under investigation.

After 10 reported hoverboard fires, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the cause. Airlines have even started banning them from planes, including Delta, American Airlines and United.

A manager at an Upstate business that sells hoverboards, said he hasn't had a problem with them. 

"People are buying the very inexpensive ones online and then those have inferior chargers and batteries in them and that's why the good sellers have the LG and the Samsung batteries," said Tim Scrivano. 

Scrivano  is the manager at 'Papa Weelie' on White Horse Road in Greenville, he said if you pay less than $400 for a hoverboard, there's likely something wrong with it. 

"I suggest getting them from an actual dealer, not from someone on Craiglist or online who doesn't have an actual brick and mortar," said Scrivano. 

But reports that the battery chargers for the boards can catch fire, has one mom regretting her purchase.

"I wanted people to know that they really do have a problem and to just rethink getting one for Christmas," said Lisa Havlin. 

Havlin lives in Ohio and said her son's charger caught fire and she had to throw it outside to protect her family.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating saying it's a "high priority investigation".

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