WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Overstock-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 products and contact Overstock.com for instructions on receiving a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Overstock.com at 800-843-2446 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at Overstock.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page, then Online Help Center, then "Hover Board" Self-Balancing Electric Scooter Announcement for more information.
Units: About 4,300
Description: This recall involves all self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, sold on Overstock.com. 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 and brand names.
Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating and catching on fire. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
Sold at: Online at Overstock.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for between $365 and $485.
Importer: Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission