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Christmas 2015 Brings with it All Kinds of Buzzing and Gliding

From drones to hoverboards, this Christmas was filled with all kinds of fun motorized gadgets. While the kids rejoice, all of the parents get to worry about all of the safety hazards brought along with these new toys.

For instance, you may remember the hoverboard danger that is their tendency to catch on fire in a more explosive manner…

 

Not to mention all of the funny fail videos that show just how difficult these things are to ride and how dangerous they can be in terms of breaking bones and causing all kinds of other injuries…

 

It sounds like these hoverboards sent many people to the emergency room this Christmas, according to these Twitter users…

It appears the wrist injuries are fairly common…

Even our state representatives can’t seem to avoid the dangers of the infamous hoverboard, with Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo having received an arm injury due to his daughter’s hoverboard.

With all of these injuries being reported from the hoverboard, it seems fair to deem the hoverboard this Christmas’s most dangerous gift. But let’s not let the hoverboard be the only one to get attention, with all of the kids’ new drones buzzing around, certainly there are dangers to be seen. In fact, one Twitter user was doing just fine with their hoverboard until a drone showed up…

 

So what’s the moral of the story here? If you got one of these new shiny gadgets, please take care of them, be aware of your surroundings before using them, and use common sense to lower your risk of injury as much as possible.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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