Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Hover-Way brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model number HWSBB601-R. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. They were sold in red, black or and white colors. Hover-Way is printed on the hoverboard’s packaging.

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 17 incident reports of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, including two reports of burn injuries and two reports of property damage.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Digital Gadgets to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
  • Sold At
    QVC’s televised shopping programs and on QVC’s website from November 2016 through December 2016 for about $400.
 
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