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Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Hover-Way brand hoverboard
  • Recalled Hover-Way brand hoverboard
Name of Product:
Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
Hazard:
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
Units:
About 16,000
Consumer Contact
Digital Gadgets toll-free at 866-696-3421 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at hover-way.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:
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.
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Digital Gadgets to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
Incidents/Injuries:
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.
Sold Exclusively At

QVC’s televised shopping programs and on QVC’s website from November 2015 through December 2015 for about $400.

Manufacturer(s):
"Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J."
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):
Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.
Recall number:
16-213
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