Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product:
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.
July 06, 2016
This recall involves Hover-Way brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model number HWSBB601-R. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. They were sold in red, black or and white colors. Hover-Way is printed on the hoverboard’s packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Digital Gadgets to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
There have been 17 incident reports of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, including two reports of burn injuries and two reports of property damage.
QVC’s televised shopping programs and on QVC’s website from November 2015 through December 2015 for about $400.
"Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J."
Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.
About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
For lifesaving information: