500,000 Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that 10 different firms are recalling their hoverboards due to a fire hazard.


The hazard is reportedly points to the lithium-ion battery packs that can overheat, then smoke, catch fire, or even explode.

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.
Of the 10 brands being recalled, one of them listed was sold from the Boscov's Department Store in Reading, PA.  The product was sold under the brand "Orbit".

For those who purchased from Boscov's, 
Call Boscov’s toll-free at 800-755-6391 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET or online at Boscovs.com and click on Customer Care and then Recall Notices for more information.

The following are  the companies and retailers where the product was sold.

Company
Number of Units
Brand/Model
Sold
Firm’s Recall

Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.


16,000
Hover-Way/Model # HWSBB601-R

Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

70,000
Powerboard

Hype Wireless, of
Edison, N.J.
25,000
Hype Roam
Keenford Ltd., of Lynbrook, N.Y.
84,000
iMoto
PTX Performance Products USA of Irvine, CA

4,900
Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter
Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.


28,000
Hovertrax
Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.
267,000
Swagway X1
Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.

800
Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider

Retail Stores:

Boscov’s, of Reading, Pa.
1,300
Orbit

Online Retailers:

Overstock.com, of Salt Lake City, Utah

4,300
All hoverboards sold on Overstock.com





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