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PTX Performance Products Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

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

  • Recalled Airwalk brand hoverboard
  • Recalled Airwalk 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:
No Remedy Available
Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
Units:

About 4,900

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Airwalk 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. Airwalk brand hoverboards were sold in black or white colors. The AIRWALK logo is printed on the front right foot pad.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
The Sports Authority, MC Sports stores nationwide and online at Academy.com and DICKS.com from December 2015 through May 2016 for about $500.
Manufacturer(s):
PTX Performance Products USA, of Irvine, Calif.
Importer(s):

PTX Performance Products USA, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-208
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