"Hoverboards pose a significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries to pediatric riders". A prospective study of injuries revealed that most involve the upper (predominantly) or lower extremity (similar to skate board injuries). Injuries in children occur in those who do not wear helmets or protective padding.
Hoverboards (a self-balancing two-wheel board, and self-balancing electric scooters) are increasingly being reported as causing injuries in children/adolescents in spite of their danger being publicized and guidance for their use being available. Injuries have resulted from falls, collisions, finger entrapment and smoke inhalation.