Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless 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: Replace.

Consumer Contact: Simplified Wireless toll-free at 833-220-1212 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at simplifiedrecall@gmail.com.

Units: About 900

Description: This recall involves all iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black, blue, red and white and have "iHoverspeed" printed on the front.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Simplified Wireless to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Sold At: Amazon.com, iHoverspeed.com and other online retailers from November 2015 to December 2015 for between $290 and $330.

Importer: Simplified Wireless, of Element, N.Y.

Manufactured In: China