WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Drone-Nerds-Recalls-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards
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 the recalled hoverboards and contact Drone Nerds to return the unit to receive a full refund or store credit.
Units: About 700
This recall involves certain Drone Nerds 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. They were sold in a variety of colors.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Drone Nerds store in Aventura, Florida and online at www.dronenerds.com from November 2015 through March 2016 for about $300.
Importer: Drone Nerds Inc., of Aventura, Fla.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission