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Boosted Recalls Electric Skateboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Boosted Model B2SR battery pack
  • Side view of Boosted model
  • Top view of Boosted model
Name of Product:
lLithium ion battery pack of the electric-powered skateboards
Hazard:

The lithium ion battery pack of the electric-powered skateboards can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 12, 2017
Units:
About 3,200 (in addition, about 100 units sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Boosted toll-free at 844-395-0070 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at https://boostedboards.com and click on Battery Pack Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+ electric skateboards with lithium ion battery packs. “Boosted” is printed on the wooden skateboards. Serial numbers that start with S2634 through S2644 are located on a white sticker on the bottom of the boards. The battery packs were sold as original equipment with the skateboards and are attached to the bottom of the board in a black thermoplastic enclosure.  Model number B2SR and “Boosted Lithium” are printed on the battery pack.  The battery packs have an orange power button.   

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skateboards and contact Boosted for a free replacement battery pack.

Incidents/Injuries:

Boosted has received two reports of the battery packs overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Online at boostedboards.com from September 2016 through November 2016 for about $1,500.

Manufacturer(s):

Boosted Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Boosted Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.

Recall number:
17-068
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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