Over half a million hoverboards are being recalled due to the potential risk of fires, the CPSC officials said. Ten firms that sold these self-balancing scooters/hoverboards have recalled their product due to the potential overheating of the lithium-ion battery packs. This overheating can pose a risk of smoking, catching fire or even exploding.
At least 99 of these incidents of catching fire, exploding, overheating, and/or smoking have been reported. Some of the reports have included bodily injury and property damage. These were made in China and carried by numerous mass merchandisers and online retailers from June 2015 through May 2016. These were priced between $350 to $900.
Consumers should contact the recalling company to return the hoverboard for a full refund, a free repair or free replacement depending on the model.
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