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iRover Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled iRover
  • Recalled iRover
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 smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
July 24, 2017
Units:
About 2,800
Consumer Contact

iRover toll-free at 888-348-6434 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.iroverus.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.    

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves iRover self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, model numbers 87645 and 87644.  Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The boards have “iRover” printed on the front outer casing and come in black and white. The model number is listed on the bottom of the unit.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact iRover for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been two reports of the battery packs in the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards smoking and overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At

Fallas Stores of Los Angeles, California, and T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide   from December 2015 through December 2016 for between $300 and $400.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

iRover LLC, of Fair Lawn, N.J.

Recall number:
17-193
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