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Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards

Recalled hoverboard

Recalled hoverboard

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:
Refund
Recall Date:
November 14, 2017
Units:
About 700
Consumer Contact

Salvage World toll-free at 888-726-9603 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.salvageworldllc.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Smart Balance Wheel 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 hoverboard were sold in black, white, red, or blue.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Salvage World for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a store credit.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of a battery pack catching fire and/or exploding in Mississippi in 2017 resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Salvage World stores in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $150.

Retailer

Salvage World, of Hattiesburg, Miss.

Recall number:
18-034
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