Product Recall Alert: Is It Safe to Ride a Hoverboard?

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has investigated over 60 hoverboard fires since 2015. In 2016, the CPSC recalled over half a million hoverboards due to fire and explosion risks. Recently, the CPSC re-issued warnings regarding the dangers of hoverboards after two girls who were killed because of burns they suffered in a house fire that is believed to have started after a defective hoverboard exploded.

What Is Causing Hoverboards to Explode?

The lithium-ion battery packs in hoverboards are behind the device’s fire and explosion problems. Due to a defect, the battery packs overheat, which can result in hoverboards smoking, catching fire and exploding. Hoverboard brands that have been recalled over the issue include:

  • X Rider
  • X Glider
  • Swagway
  • Razor Hovertrax
  • Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter
  • iMoto
  • Hype Roam
  • Wheeli
  • 2Wheelz
  • Back to the Future
  • Mobile Tech
  • Hover Shark
  • NWS

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