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:
Refund
Replace
Recall date:
July 6, 2016
Units:
About 84,000
Consumer Contact:

Keenford Limited toll-free at 877-280-8401 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.imotohk.com or www.hoverboard360.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves iMoto brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The iMoto Smart Balance Board style (model no. M1A1) has 6.5 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, green, multi, pink, yellow, gold-plated chrome and platinum-plated chrome. The iMoto Smart Balance Board 2.0 style (model no. M2A2) has 8 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, black/red, chrome, neon, Oreo and white.  The iMoto Smart Balance Board SUV style (model no. M3A3) has 10 inch wheels and was sold in carbon fiber, mahogany and graffiti.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Keenford Limited to exchange their hoverboard for a refund in the form of a store credit or a free replacement hoverboard that is certified to comply with UL2272.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been six incidents reported of sparks, overheating and short circuits with the recalled hoverboards. No injuries and property damage have been reported.

Sold At:

Macy’s, The Athlete’s Foot and other stores nationwide and online at imotohk.com and hoverboard360.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $400 and $600.

Manufacturer(s):

Keenford Limited, of Lynbrook, N.Y.

Importer(s):

Keenford Limited, of Lynbrook, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-216