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 6, 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."

Importer(s):

Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-211