PhotoHype Wireless of Edison, N.J., is recalling about 25,000 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.


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


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


This recall involves Hype Roam brand 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. Roam brand hoverboards were sold in black, red and blue. Roam is printed on a sticker attached to the undercarriage of the scooter.


The hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide and online from November 2015, through January 2016, for about $500.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Hype Wireless to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-compliant replacement.


Consumers may contact Hype Wireless toll-free at 866-449-7186 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at and click on Recall for more information.



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