Steve Heiden

A liability specialist based in Vienna, Virginia, Steve Heiden provides technical support and advice to the loss control and underwriting departments at Cincinnati Insurance. He has more than 20 years of experience in the product safety, consumer protection and risk management fields.

Hoverboards: Fire extinguisher not included

UPDATE – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall by 10 companies of about 501,000 self-balancing scooters – also known as hoverboards – because the lithium-ion battery packs could overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire or exploding. The companies involved are listed on the CPSC website. The CPSC also provides consumers a link to report any incidents involving the products. — Hoverboards – a sought-after gift during the 2015 holiday season – now sit in millions of households across the country. But homeowners should take extra[…..]

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