PhotoWorld Trading of Valencia, Calif., is recalling about 1,900 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards.

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

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in black, blue, gold, green, red and white. “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

The scooters/hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at Evine’s televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015, for about $300.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.

Consumers may contact World Trading toll-free at 877-498-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or by email at support@worldtrading23.com for more information.

 

 


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