PhotoDigital Products International (DPI) of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 8,700 iLive self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.

The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of the hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

The company has received one report of the battery pack overheating and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves iLive self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model numbers GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC and GSB56GDC. The model number is printed on the bottom of the unit.

The hoverboards have two wheels, one at either end of a platform, and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. “iLive” is printed in the center of the hoverboard’s top surface as well as underneath the top deck, facing the ground.

The hoverboards were sold in black, red, white, blue and gold. Some units were sold with a black carrying case.

The hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at Ace Hardware and hh gregg stores nationwide, Heartland America catalogs and online at AceHardware.com and hhgregg.com from April 2016, through March 2017, for between $170 and $200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Digital Products (DPI) for instructions on how to obtain a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumers may contact DPI at 800-311-9263 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) or online at www.iliveelectronics.com and click on “Product Safety and Recalls” for more information.


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