Hoverboards/Self-Balancing Scooters

January 29, 2016


Notice Regarding Hoverboards:

Due to the recent safety concerns associated with self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, RIT is temporarily prohibiting these devices on our campus, until further notice.

The rationale for this decision is based on the safety concerns from numerous instances of hoverboards spontaneously catching fire causing both personal injury and property damage.  While these devices are fun and a convenient mode of transportation, the safety of our community takes precedence.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating these issues and once their review is complete, RIT will revisit the status of this temporary ban.  If you have specific questions regarding the safety concerns of hoverboards please feel free to contact John Zink, Associate Vice President at jgzrmss@rit.edu.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Sandra (Sandy) Johnson Ed.D
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs