Hoverboard LLC Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Powerboard 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. Powerboard brand hoverboards model #PB-001 were sold in green, blue, black, red, white, chrome, gold chrome and pink, and can be identified by the POWERBOARD marking on the left side of the board.

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
    Replace
  • Incidents
    There have been 27 reports of the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking and smoking, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Hoverboard LLC to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement.
  • Sold At
    Mall kiosks operated by Hoverboard LLC at 35 locations nationwide and online at Amazon.com and the powerboard.com from September 2015 through April 2016 for between $350 and $1,000.
 
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