Ten firms are recalling about 501,000 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.
There have been at least 99 incidents reports of the battery packs in self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding including reports of burn injuries and property damage.
This recall involves self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. They have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Recalled self-balancing scooters include the following retailers, brands and online firms:
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products, which were manufactured in China, and contact the recalling company to return their hoverboard for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement depending on the model.
Consumers may contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers listed above.