CPSC recommends that consumers who own or use hoverboards take these steps to reduce the risk of fire

 

  • Hoverboards should be compliant with the UL2272 safety standard. However, even UL2272 compliance cannot guarantee that a hoverboard will not overheat or catch on fire. 

 

Other important safety tips for hoverboards

 

  • Check for recalls. Go to: www.CPSC.gov to see if the hoverboard has been recalled. Stop using a recalled hoverboard immediately and contact the manufacturer for the remedy.

 

  • Only charge a hoverboard when you are there to watch it.

 

  • Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside sleeping areas and inside each bedroom.

 

  • Report incidents involving hoverboards overheating, smoking, or starting fires to CPSC at: www.Saferproducts.gov.

 

Hoverboard incidents and injuries

CPSC is aware of more than 250 hoverboard incidents related to fires or overheating since 2015. 

In March 2017, a 2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire ignited by a hoverboard in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

CPSC estimates there have been 13 burn injuries, three smoke inhalation injuries and more than $4 million in property damage related to hoverboards.

 

CPSC Issues Safety Alert on Hoverboards

Download a PDF of CPSC's hoverboard safety alert with safety tips.

 

Safety Warning for LayZ Board Hoverboards

Nov. 14, 2017 – Following Second House Fire, CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

May 1, 2017 - Following Fatal House Fire, CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

 

Hoverboard Recalls

November 14, 2017 - Drone Nerds Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard

November 14, 2017 - Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart

November 14, 2017 - iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard

November 14, 2017 - iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Products Due to Fire Hazard

November 14, 2017 - Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

November 14, 2017 - Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Dollar Mania Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards

November 14, 2017 - Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards

July 24, 2017 – iRover Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

March 23, 2017 – Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

Dec. 13, 2017 – World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine

July 6, 2016 – Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Keenford Limited Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Razor Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Overstock.com Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Boscov’s Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Hoverboard LLC Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Yuka Clothing Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – PTX Performance Products Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

 

Press Statements on Hoverboards

March 16, 2017: Press Statement from Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Regarding Hoverboards and the Harrisburg House Fire
 

Letters to Manufacturers, Importers, and Retailers of Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards

CPSC business requirements and guidelines for self-balancing scooters/hoverboards are available in our Business Education section
 

Report an Incident

Tell us if you’ve experienced an incident with a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard at www.SaferProducts.gov.