Keenford Limited Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves iMoto brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The iMoto Smart Balance Board style (model no. M1A1) has 6.5 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, green, multi, pink, yellow, gold-plated chrome and platinum-plated chrome. The iMoto Smart Balance Board 2.0 style (model no. M2A2) has 8 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, black/red, chrome, neon, Oreo and white.  The iMoto Smart Balance Board SUV style (model no. M3A3) has 10 inch wheels and was sold in carbon fiber, mahogany and graffiti.

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
    Refund
  • Incidents
    There have been six incidents reported of sparks, overheating and short circuits with the recalled hoverboards. No injuries and property damage have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Keenford Limited to exchange their hoverboard for a refund in the form of a store credit. 
  • Sold At
    Macy’s, The Athlete’s Foot and other stores nationwide and online at imotohk.com and hoverboard360.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $400 and $600.
 
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