Recall: Self-balancing Scooters/hoverboards
On 2016-12-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Self-balancing Scooters/hoverboards due to a potential Fire & Fire-Related Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $300.
About 2,000 units are involved in this World Trading scooter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 9th recall of products in the Other Sports Equipment category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 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 smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Evine's televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300.
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 products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.
World Trading toll-free at 877-498-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT
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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