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501,000 Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Recalled for Fire Hazard
August 17th, 2016 thomasjhenry by thomasjhenry
Ten firms have recalled 501,000 self-balancing scooters and hoverboards because they pose a fire hazard.
About The Self-Balancing Scooter and Hoverboard Recalls
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters and hoverboards can overheat, which creates a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and exploding.
The self-balancing scooters and hoverboards were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015 to May 2016 for between $350 to $900.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the recalling company to return the products for a full refund, a free repair, or a free replacement depending on the model.
Incidents and Serious Injuries Reported
There have been at least 99 reports of incidents where the battery packs in self-balancing scooters and hoverboards have experienced overheating, sparking, catching fire, and exploding.