DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Duke University has become the latest North Carolina university to crack down on the use of hoverboards.
The school sent a notice to all students that read:
“ALL self-balancing scooters, also referred to as battery-operated scooters or hands-free segways and more popularly known as hoverboards or hover boards, will be banned from use and/or storage within the residence halls and apartments.”
The University of North Carolina has also banned hoverboards from residence halls, The Daily Tar Heel reported.
East Carolina and N.C. Central are banning the hoverboards after rising concerns about injuries on the product.
A WakeMed spokeswoman said Dec. 29 that the hospital treated approximately nine patients with hoverboard related injuries since Dec. 25.
Before Christmas, WakeMed had treated only three hoverboard-related injuries in roughly the month before Christmas.