They're one the hottest Christmas gifts of the season, but starting next week riders will not be permitted to bring hoverboards onto Metrolink trains.
Officials with the Southern California commuter railroad said Tuesday that the ban comes following safety concerns about the two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered devices.
Reports of hoverboards bursting into flames have come out of at least 10 states in recent months.
The ban goes into effect Jan. 4.
Spokeswoman Sherita Coffelt tells City News Service that there have been no reported injury accidents involving hoverboards on Metrolink trains or at its 55 stations.
She says the devices will not be seized but passengers with hoverboards will be asked to exit trains.
Correction: This story has been corrected to show that the wheeled boards do not hover off the ground or use magnets to do so. KPCC regrets the error.