Yuka Clothing Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
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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.
July 06, 2016
This recall involves Wheeli, 2 Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider brand of self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, that were sold by Yuka Clothing. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in various colors and do not have any brand labels on them. The hoverboards were sold with a key fob that turns the hoverboard on and off.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Yuka Clothing to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
There have been two incident reports involving the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. One incident involved a hoverboard sparking. The second involved a hoverboard that turned off while a consumer was riding it. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Yuka Clothing stores nationwide and online choxi.com, groupon.com, Starshop.com and zulily.com from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $400 and $900.
"Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla."
Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.
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