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Overstock.com Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled hoverboard sold on Overstock.com
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 4,300
Consumer Contact

Overstock.com at 800-843-2446 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at Overstock.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page, then Online Help Center, then "Hover Board" Self-Balancing Electric Scooter Announcement for more information.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Overstock.com for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

There has been one report of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating and catching on fire. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Sold At

Online at Overstock.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $365 and $485.

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor(s):

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Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah

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Recall number:
16-214
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