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:
Replace
Recall date:
July 6, 2016
Units:
About 70,000
Consumer Contact:

Hoverboard LLC at 800-750-6714 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m MT Monday through Friday or online atwww.thepowerboard.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Powerboard 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. Powerboard brand hoverboards model #PB-001 were sold in green, blue, black, red, white, chrome, gold chrome and pink, and can be identified by the POWERBOARD marking on the left side of the board.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Hoverboard LLC to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been 27 reports of the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking and smoking, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Mall kiosks operated by Hoverboard LLC at 35 locations nationwide and online at Amazon.com and the powerboard.com from September 2015 through April 2016 for between $350 and $1,000.

Importer(s):

PSDI, of Orem, Utah

Distributor(s):

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-210