World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine
Name of Product:
Lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
December 13, 2016
This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in the following six colors: black, blue, gold, green, red and white. “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.
Evine’s televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300.
World Trading, of Valencia, Calif.
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