WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Boscovs-Recalls-Self-Balancing-Scooters-Hoverboards/
Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Boscov's to return their hoverboard for a full refund or a store credit.
Consumer Contact: Boscov's toll-free at 800-755-6391 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET or online at Boscovs.com and click on Customer Care and then Recall Notices for more information.
Units: About 1,300
Description: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Boscov's stores in the Mid-Atlantic region and online at boscovs.com from December 2015 through May 2016 for about $350.
Distributor: Boscov's Department Store LLC, of Reading, Pa.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission