Yuka Clothing Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Wheeli, 2 Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider brand of self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, that were sold by Yuka Clothing. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in various colors and do not have any brand labels on them. The hoverboards were sold with a key fob that turns the hoverboard on and off.

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 two incident reports involving the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. One incident involved a hoverboard sparking. The second involved a hoverboard that turned off while a consumer was riding it. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Yuka Clothing to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
  • Sold At
    Yuka Clothing stores nationwide and online choxi.com, groupon.com, Starshop.com and zulily.com from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $400 and $900.
 
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