WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards. Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.
CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.
CPSC is actively investigating the safety of hoverboards made and/or sold by:
Name of hoverboard/manufacturer, importer or distributor
Smart Balance Wheel/One Stop Electronic Inc.
Smart Balance Wheel Scooter/Glide Boards
Hover-way Hands-Free Electric/Digital Gadgets LLC
Swagway Hands-Free Smart Board/Swagway LLC
Smart Balance Board/I Lean Hoverboards
E-Rover-Mini Smart Balance Scooter/LeCam Technology
Smart Balance Wheels/Kateeskitty
Smart Balance Wheel/Luxiyan and
E-Rover Smart Balance Wheel
CPSC has not made any determinations to date about the safety of these brands.
See statement by CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye on hoverboards.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission