VIDEO: $600 hoverboard erupts in flames

Posted at 11:28 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 18:18:44-05

(NBC) Hundreds of dollars went up in smoke when a hoverboard burst into flames last week in California.

The rider, Delvon Simmons, quickly jumped off and turned his camera on. Video shows the board smoking, then flames quickly engulf it.

Simmons said he's had the hoverboard for a few months with no problems until the incident on Dec. 30 in Los Angeles.

He says it was recently charged but not overcharged.

That’s a $600 toy, gone in about a minute.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel