WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Tech-Drift-Recalls-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-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 these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Tech Drift for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: Tech Drift at 800-491-0264 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Units: About 100
This recall involves Tech Drift 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 hoverboards were sold in black and white.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Importer: Tech Drift, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission