PhotoTen 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: 
 

Company

Number of Units

Brand/Model

Sold

Firm’s Recall

 

Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.

 

 

16,000

Hover-Way/Model # HWSBB601-R

16-213

 

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

70,000

Powerboard

16-210

 

Hype Wireless, of 
Edison, N.J.

25,000

Hype Roam

16-217

Keenford Ltd., of Hong Kong

84,000

iMoto

16-216

PTX Performance Products USA of Irvine, CA

 

4,900

Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter

16-208

Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.

 

 

28,000

Hovertrax

16-215

Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.

267,000

Swagway X1

16-211

Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.

 

800

Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider

16-209

 

Retail Stores:

 

Boscov’s, of Reading, Pa.

1,300

Orbit

16-212

 

Online Retailers:

 

Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah

 

4,300

All hoverboards sold on Overstock.com

16-214

 

 

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.


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