WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/iHoverspeed-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Simplified-Wireless-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
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 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Simplified Wireless to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: Simplified Wireless toll-free at 833-220-1212 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Units: About 900
This recall involves all iHoverspeed 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. The hoverboards were sold in black, blue, red and white and have "iHoverspeed" printed on the front.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Amazon.com, iHoverspeed.com and other online retailers from November 2015 to December 2015 for between $290 and $330.
Importer: Simplified Wireless, of Element, N.Y.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission