World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine
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 smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Consumer Contact:World Trading toll-free at 877-498-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Units: About 1,900
Description: This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in the following six colors: black, blue, gold, green, red and white. "Orbit" is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.
Sold at: Evine's televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300.
Importer: World Trading, of Valencia, Calif.
Manufactured in: China