A new YouTube video making the rounds from user BuleBritish shows his first attempt at using his new hoverboard taking a turn for the worst.
"My first test on my new hoverboard did not go as planned," the user wrote in the video's description.
As CNET notes, it starts out like standard "unboxing" video at first, showing the hoverboard's new owner taking it out of its packaging. Once he has the device out in the open, he tries to get the hoverboard to work, and soon it starts smoking. Before long, it bursts into flames and he jumps out of the away to avoid the fire.
A research team out of Stanford University is hoping its work might help make this frightening phenomenon a thing of the past. The scientists announced this week they've developed a lithium-ion battery that automatically regulates itself so it won't overheat and catch fire.