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Keenford Limited Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled iMoto Smart Balance Board (platinum-plated chrome)
  • iMoto Smart Balance Board 2.0 (orange)
  • iMoto Smart Balance Board SUV (carbon fiber)
Name of Product:
Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

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.

Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
About 84,000
Consumer Contact

Keenford Limited toll-free at 877-280-8401 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at or and click on Recall Information for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves iMoto brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The iMoto Smart Balance Board style (model no. M1A1) has 6.5 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, green, multi, pink, yellow, gold-plated chrome and platinum-plated chrome. The iMoto Smart Balance Board 2.0 style (model no. M2A2) has 8 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, black/red, chrome, neon, Oreo and white.  The iMoto Smart Balance Board SUV style (model no. M3A3) has 10 inch wheels and was sold in carbon fiber, mahogany and graffiti.


Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Keenford Limited to exchange their hoverboard for a refund in the form of a store credit or a free replacement hoverboard that is certified to comply with UL2272.


There have been six incidents reported of sparks, overheating and short circuits with the recalled hoverboards. No injuries and property damage have been reported.

Sold At:
Macy’s, The Athlete’s Foot and other stores nationwide and online at and from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $400 and $600.
Keenford Limited, of Lynbrook, N.Y.

Keenford Limited, of Lynbrook, N.Y.

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