More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames.

More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires (7/6/16)

NEW YORK - More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or property damage.

The hoverboards were made by 10 companies, including Swagway and Keenford.
 

Company

Number of Units

Brand/Model

Sold

Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.

 

 

16,000

Hover-Way/Model # HWSBB601-R

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

70,000

Powerboard

Hype Wireless, of
Edison, N.J.

25,000

Hype Roam

Keenford Ltd., of Hong Kong

84,000

iMoto

PTX Performance Products USA of Irvine, CA

 

4,900

Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter

Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.

 

 

28,000

Hovertrax

Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.

267,000

Swagway X1

Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.

 

800

Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider

 

Retail Stores:

 

Boscov’s, of Reading, Pa.

1,300

Orbit

 

Online Retailers:

 

Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah

 

4,300

All hoverboards sold on Overstock.com

16-214

 

 

Source: CPSC

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