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Swagway Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Swagway X1 hoverboard
  • Recalled Swagway X1 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:
Repair
Recall Date:
July 06, 2016
Units:
About 267,000 (in addition, 5,000 units distributed in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Swagway toll-free at 844-299-0625 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://swagway.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Swagway to return their unit to receive a repair or a credit toward the purchase of a UL 2272 certified Swagtron T1 or T3 model.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been 42 incident reports of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding, including 16 reports of injuries, such as burns to neck, leg, and arm, or severe property damage.

Sold At

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Mass merchandisers, department stores, home improvement stores and others nationwide and online at Amazon.com, modells.com, swagway.com, target.com and other online retailers from September 2015 through March 2016 for between $400 and $500.

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Manufacturer(s):

"Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind."

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.

Recall number:
16-211
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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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