U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Statement Regarding Hoverboards

Jan 20, 2016, 18:41 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards. Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.

CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.

CPSC is actively investigating the safety of hoverboards made and/or sold by:

Name of hoverboard/manufacturer, importer or distributor

Smart Balance Wheel/One Stop Electronic Inc. 
Smart Balance Wheel Scooter/Glide Boards
Hover-way Hands-Free Electric/Digital Gadgets LLC
Swagway Hands-Free Smart Board/Swagway LLC
Smart Balance Board/I Lean Hoverboards
E-Rover-Mini Smart Balance Scooter/LeCam Technology
Smart Balance Wheels/Kateeskitty 
iMOTO/Keenford Limited 
Smart Balance Wheel/Luxiyan and 
E-Rover Smart Balance Wheel

CPSC has not made any determinations to date about the safety of these brands.

See statement by CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye on hoverboards.

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