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 evine.com

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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