PhotoFour Star Imports of Memphis, Tenn., is recalling about 1,800 Go Wheels self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.

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

The firm has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

This recall involves all Go Wheels self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards.

The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs.

“Go Wheel” is printed in a circle on the middle of the unit where the sides connect. The “Go Wheel” identification will illuminate when the hoverboard is powered on.

They were sold in black, white, red, blue, gold and pink.

The self-balancing scooters/hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Village Mart store in Memphis, Tenn., from October 2015 to March 2016 for about $200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Four Star Imports to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumers may contact Four Star Imports at 800-780-5231 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) or online at www.villagemart.com.


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