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 PTX to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement.
Consumer Contact: PTX Performance Products toll-free at 844-837-7346 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at http://ptxperformance.com and click on Recall for more information.
Units: About 4,900
Description: This recall involves Airwalk 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. Airwalk brand hoverboards were sold in black or white colors. The AIRWALK logo is printed on the front right foot pad.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: The Sports Authority, MC Sports stores nationwide and online at Academy.com and DICKS.com from December 2015 through May 2016 for about $500.
Manufacturer/Importer: PTX Performance Products USA, of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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