WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Swagway-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 Swagway to return their unit to receive a repair or a credit toward the purchase of a UL 2272 certified Swagtron T1 or T3 model.
Consumer Contact: Swagway toll-free at 844-299-0625 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at https://swagway.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
Units: About 267,000 (in addition, 5,000 units distributed in Canada)
Description: This recall involves the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard brand of self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The Swagway brand X1 hoverboard has "Swagway" printed in the front and comes in gold, black, blue, green, red or pink.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 42 incident reports of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding, including 16 reports of injuries, such as burns to neck, leg, and arm, or severe property damage.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department stores, home improvement stores and others nationwide and online at Amazon.com, modells.com, swagway.com, target.com and other online retailers from September 2015 through March 2016 for between $400 and $500.
Manufacturer/Importer: Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission