Ten firms have recalled 501,000 self-balancing scooters and hoverboards because they pose a fire hazard.
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.
Information below provided by the US CPSC: