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.
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.
Keenford Limited, of Lynbrook, N.Y.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.