Malaysia Airlines the latest airline to ban hoverboards

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Malaysia Airlines has become the latest carrier to ban hoverboards on flights powered by lithium-ion batteries.

The airline says it will prohibit the carriage of small vehicles as checked and/or carry-on baggage for air travel, as they have been classified as “Dangerous Goods”.

This restriction has been recommended to all operators by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure the safety of air travellers.

These small vehicles, which include airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel and other self-balancing vehicles are considered fire hazards.