Half a million hoverboards recalled for fire risk


A massive recall of over 500,000 hoverboards has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after the agency received numerous reports of hoverboards catching fire or spewing smoke.

The announcement was made on Wednesday with the CPSC stating it received at least 99 incidents reports of battery packs in hoverboards overheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding including reports of burn injuries and property damage.

The recall involves eight business, one retail store, and one online retailer.

In late 2015, online retailer Amazon pulled some hoverboards from their websites after safety concerns regarding the boards’ lithium-ion batteries.

CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the recalling company to return their hoverboard for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement depending on the model.

To view a list of the companies & stores listed in the recall, click here.


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