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Overheating Battery Packs Prompt Recall of More Hoverboards

smartscooterselfbalanceelectricsmallportabletwowheelspersonaltransporter_20dd2111-f503-4c4f-87f9-d473420d7c71World Trading of Valencia, California is recalling about 1,900 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. There have not been any injuries reported to date.

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 black, blue, gold, green, red and white. “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

The scooters/hoverboards, manufactured in China, were sold at Evine’s televised shopping programs and online at

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Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.


Source: CPSC

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