WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Sonic-Smart-Wheels-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Dollar-Mania-Due-to-Explosion-and-Fire-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 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Dollar Mania for instructions on returning the hoverboard to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: Dollar Mania toll-free at 844-333-4457 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online on the Dollar Mania Facebook page for more information.
Units: About 1,000
This recall involves Sonic Smart Wheels self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model number S-01 or SBW666SL printed on the bottom of the unit. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion batteries. The hoverboards were sold in black, blue, green, red, white and yellow and have an "S" printed in the center of the wheel caps.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard catching fire in Louisiana in 2017 resulting in approximately $40,000 of property damage to a consumer's home. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Dollar Mania stores in Bossier City and Shreveport, Louisana from August 2015 through December 2016 for about $200.
Importer: Dollar Mania, of Bossier City, La.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission