Pediatric Injuries Associated with Hoverboard in the United States: 2015 through 2018

Bonnie Johnson, Denise Mohrbacher, Traci Snedden


Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was assessed from 2015 through 2018 for injuries related to Hoverboards in the pediatric population (21 years or younger). Most injuries occurred to the lower arm (17.8%), the wrist (17.4%) and the head (13.7%) while less than 1% of riders reported wearing safety gear indicating the potential for interventions to improve rider safety.

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