Boscov’s Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, that were sold by Boscov’s. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in the following colors: black, blue, gold, green, red and white.  “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

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
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Boscov’s to return their hoverboard for a full refund or a store credit.
  • Sold At
    Boscov’s stores in the Mid-Atlantic region and online at boscovs.com from December 2015 through May 2016 for about $350.
 
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