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Yvolve Sports Recalls Electric Skateboards Due to to Fall Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels Provided

  • Neon Nitro 8 one wheel electric skateboard (top view)
  • Neon Nitro 8 one wheel electric skateboard (side view)
Name of Product:
Neon one wheel electric skateboards
Hazard:

The tire on the skateboard can deflate, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy:
Label
New Instructions
Recall Date:
October 24, 2018
Units:
About 10,000
Consumer Contact

Yvolve Sports toll-free at 855-981-7177 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.YvolveSports.com and click on “Contact Us” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Neon Nitro 8, a self-balancing, single-wheeled, battery-powered, electric skateboard from Yvolve Sports under the Neon brand. The product is powered by the user placing one foot on the rear and front decks, gaining balance and then shifting their weight backwards or forwards to control the speed. “Neon” is printed on the skateboard.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the skateboards immediately and contact Yvolve Sports to receive a new permanent warning label and updated instructions on how to properly inflate the tire. New instructions can also be obtained through the firm’s website at https://www.neonlyghts.com/pub/media/manuals/Neon_Nitro_8_IM.pdf

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 128 reports of flat tires.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Walmart, Toys “R” Us and online at Amazon.com from October 2017 through September 2018 for about $500.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Yvolve Sports Ltd, of Torrance, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Yvolve Sports Ltd, of Torrance, Calif.

Recall number:
19-020
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