Recall: Self-balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
On 2017-11-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Self-balancing Scooters/Hoverboards due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $400 to $500.
About 100 units are involved in this Tech Drift scooter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Ride-on Toys (w/out motors) category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 10 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Tech Drift self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black and white.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.techdrift.com and www.amazon.com from December 2015 through April 2016 for between $400 and $500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Tech Drift for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.
Tech Drift at 800-491-0264 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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