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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Statement Regarding Hoverboards

JANUARY 20, 2016

CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards.  Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.


CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.


CPSC is actively investigating the safety of hoverboards made and/or sold by:


Name of hoverboard/manufacturer, importer or distributor


Smart Balance Wheel/One Stop Electronic Inc.

Smart Balance Wheel Scooter/Glide Boards

Hover-way Hands-Free Electric/Digital Gadgets LLC

Swagway Hands-Free Smart Board/Swagway LLC

Smart Balance Board/I Lean Hoverboards

E-Rover-Mini Smart Balance Scooter/LeCam Technology

Smart Balance Wheels/Kateeskitty

iMOTO/Keenford Limited


Smart Balance Wheel/Luxiyan and


DEYA LED/E-Rover Smart Balance Wheel /Shenzhen yuan jia jie Technology Co. Ltd 


CPSC has not made any determinations to date about the safety of these brands.

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