PhotoSalvage World of Hattiesburg, Miss., is recalling about 700 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.

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

The firm has received one report of a battery pack catching fire and/or exploding in Mississippi in 2017 resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Smart Balance Wheel self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs.

The hoverboards were sold in black, white, red, or blue.

The scooters/hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at Salvage World stores in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from August 2016, through March 2017, for about $150.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Salvage World for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a store credit.

Consumers may contact Salvage World toll-free at 888-726-9603 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall info for more information.


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