Overstock.com Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves all self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, sold on Overstock.com. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs.  They were sold in a variety of colors and brand names.

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 has been one report of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating and catching on fire.  There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Overstock.com for instructions on receiving a full refund.
  • Sold At
    Online at Overstock.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $365 and $485.
 
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