Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Hype Roam brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Roam brand hoverboards were sold in black, red and blue. Roam is printed on a sticker attached to the undercarriage of the scooter.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
  • Remedy
  • Incidents
    Hype Wireless has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating and smoking. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled product and contact Hype Wireless to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-compliant replacement.
  • Sold At
    Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide and online from November 2015 through January 2016 for about $500.
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