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Statement From US CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Regarding LayZ Board Hoverboards

May 01, 2017

“A LayZ Board hoverboard was involved in the deadly fire in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of two young children. The fire risk with this product is serious. Consumers should immediately stop using and stop charging the LayZ Board—it’s just not worth the risk to your safety and the safety of your family.

My thoughts continue to be with the families affected by this terrible tragedy. The cooperation of the families and the Harrisburg Fire Department has been critical to our investigation. I want to thank them for their time and help. Their information was key to CPSC announcing this safety warning.

Anyone who owns a hoverboard should visit for safety information and to check to see whether the product they own has been recalled.”

Previous Hoverboard Recalls:

Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine

Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

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