Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

Remedy: Repair, Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers listed below.

Units: About 501,000

Description:This recall involves self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. They have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Recalled self-balancing scooters include the following retailers, brands and online firms:

Manufacturer/Importers:

Company

Number of Units

Brand/Model

Sold

Firm's Recall

 

Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.

 

 

16,000

Hover-Way/Model # HWSBB601-R

16-213

 

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

70,000

Powerboard

16-210

 

Hype Wireless, of
Edison, N.J.

25,000

Hype Roam

16-217

Keenford Ltd., of Hong Kong

84,000

iMoto

16-216

PTX Performance Products USA of Irvine, CA

 

4,900

Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter

16-208

Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.

 

 

28,000

Hovertrax

16-215

Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.

267,000

Swagway X1

16-211

Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.

 

800

Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider

16-209

 

Retail Stores:

Boscov's, of Reading, Pa.

1,300

Orbit

16-212

 

Online Retailers:

Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah

 

4,300

All hoverboards sold on Overstock.com

16-214

 

Incidents/Injuries: There have been at least 99 incidents reports of the battery packs in self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding including reports of burn injuries and property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact the recalling company to return their hoverboard for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement depending on the model.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $350 and $900.

Manufacturers: See Chart Above

Importers: See Chart Above

Retail Stores / Online Retailers: See Chart Above

Manufactured in: China

Note: At the request of the Commission, Alibaba Group has taken voluntary action to require certifications from testing agencies for hoverboards listed by third-parties on the AliExpress.com and Alibaba.com online marketplaces. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using hoverboards which do not comply with applicable safety standards and dispose of them in accordance with local and state regulations.