WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Hype-Wireless-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 product and contact Hype Wireless to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-compliant replacement.
Consumer Contact: Hype Wireless toll-free at 866-449-7186 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hyperoam.com and click on Recall for more information.
Units: About 25,000
Description: This recall involves Hype Roam 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. Roam brand hoverboards were sold in black, red and blue. Roam is printed on a sticker attached to the undercarriage of the scooter.
Incidents/Injuries: Hype Wireless has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating and smoking. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
Sold at: Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide and online from November 2015 through January 2016 for about $500.
Manufacturer/Importer: Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J.
Manufactured in: China
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Recall Number: 16-217
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission