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Hoverboard LLC Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This firm is no longer in business. The remedy is no longer available.

  • Recalled hoverboard
  • Recalled 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:
No Remedy Available
Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
Units:
About 70,000
Consumer Contact

CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Powerboard brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Powerboard brand hoverboards model #PB-001 were sold in green, blue, black, red, white, chrome, gold chrome and pink, and can be identified by the POWERBOARD marking on the left side of the board.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products. The firm is no longer in business. A remedy is no longer available.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been 27 reports of the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking and smoking, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Mall kiosks operated by Hoverboard LLC at 35 locations nationwide and online at Amazon.com and the powerboard.com from September 2015 through April 2016 for between $350 and $1,000.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

PSDI, of Orem, Utah

Distributor(s):

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Recall number:
16-210
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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.
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