7 different hoverboards recalled due to fire, explosion hazards
(KVII) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled seven different hoverboards due to fire and explosion hazards.
The recalls were issued on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Here is a list of the brands of hoverboards being recalled:
- Sonic Smart Wheels - one report of a hoverboard catching fire in 2017 in Louisiana resulting in about $40,000 in property damage to consumer's home.
- Tech Drift - no incidents or injuries reported.
- iLive - one report of the battery pack overheating and smoking. No reports of injuries or property damage.
- iHoverspeed - no incidents or injuries reported.
- Go Wheels - one report of the hoverboard overheating. No reports of injuries or property damage.
- Drone Nerds - no incidents or injuries reported.
- Smart Balance Wheel - one report of a battery pack catching fire and/or exploding in Mississippi in 2017 resulting in property damage.
In each of the recalls, the CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact the company for instructions on returning their hoverboards. In some of the recalls, a full refund will be issued. In others, consumers will receive store credit or a replacement unit.
The hazard is due to the lithium-ion battery packs in the scooters, which CPSC says can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire or exploding.