Got That Hoverboard As A Gift?

Wassssup! Now if you've been living under a rock or detached from any aspect of the world, then you do not know about the hottest gadget of 2015; the hoverboard. I previously wrote an article about how this one item would be the "it" item to purchase for Christmas 2015. While that still turned out to be true enough, there has been a surge in videos online with these popular gadgets exploding out of nowhere. The cause of the explosion is with the battery being punctured somehow from the friction, vibrations, and bumps caused my everyday usage. Companies have taken a quick PR stance and backing their product and reputation saying the "off brand" hoverboards are being manufactured with a cheaper battery which cannot handle the wear and tear. We know you can get almost ANYTHING significantly cheaper online from overseas or a warehouse in China. Well this is a true, "You get what you pay for," form and fashion.

Many college campuses as well as airliners have begin or have bans already in place that will restrict or completely ban hoverboards in their facilities and on their property out of safety concerns. The online, retail, powerhouse Amazon  has began to issue refunds for hoverboards purchased via their site. Anyone interested in returning their hoverboard can contact Amazon customer service and see how can they qualify. Listed below are campuses and airlines that have put bans/restrictions into place so far:

College Campuses

American University (Washington, D.C.)
Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) 
University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.)
Butler University, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Catholic University (Washington, D.C.)
University of Connecticut campuses (Statewide)
Emerson College (Boston, Mass.)
University of Evansville (Evansville, Ind.)
George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) 
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
University of Hartford (Hartford, Conn)
Kean University (Union, N.J.)
University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)
Loyola University-New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, GA)
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Conn.)
Salve Regina University (Newport, R.I.) 
Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ)
Suffolk University (Boston, Mass.)
Wellesley University (Wellesley, Mass.) 
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) 
University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Ill)
Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind)
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Ohio State (Columbus, OH)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) 
Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn)
 
Airlines:
 
Aer Lingus
Air Astana 
Air Berlin 
Air Canada 
Air France 
Air New Zealand 
Air Seychelles 
Air Tahiti 
Air Transat 
Alaska Airlines 
Alitalia 
All Nippon 
American Airlines 
Asiana 
Austrian Airlines 
Avianca 
Bangkok Airways 
British Airways 
Brussels Airlines 
Cathay Pacific 
China Airlines 
Delta Airlines 
Dragonair 
Easyjet 
Emirates 
Etihad 
Fiji Airways 
Finnair 
FlyBE 
Garuda
Hong Kong Airlines 
Japan Airlines 
Jet Airways 
Jetstar 
KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines 
Korean Airlines 
LAN Airlines 
Lufthansa 
Malaysia Airlines 
Monarch 
Philippine Airlines 
Qantas 
Qatar Airways 
SAS
Saudi Arabian Airlines 
Singapore Airlines 
South African Airlines 
Sri Lankan Airlines 
Swiss International 
TAM Airlines 
Thai Airways 
Thomas Cook 
Thomson Airways 
United Airlines 
Virgin Australia