Global Ban on the Inclusion of Hoverboards in Household Goods ShipmentsFebruary 25, 2016
Effective immediately, hoverboards are banned from inclusion in ALL domestic and international household goods shipments. Arpin implemented this policy following numerous reports of the devices spontaneously erupting into flames. Between December of last year and February 2016, more than 50 hoverboard-related fires have been reported in the U.S., causing an estimated $2 million worth of damage*.
Placing a potentially flammable hazard into the confined space of a plane, truck, or sea container could have catastrophic consequences. Therefore Arpin Group and its subsidiaries will strictly enforce this policy for all modes of transport globally.
Shippers will be counseled by Arpin’s representatives about the ban; however, Arpin’s supplier partners and drivers should remain vigilant when packing household goods shipments. Damage caused from inclusion of a hoverboard in a household goods shipment will not be covered by our underwriters.
If you have any questions about Arpin’s hoverboard policy, please contact your Arpin service team member so together, we can manage the expectations of the relocating families.
*Source: New York Daily News