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Recall Date: July 6, 2016
Recall Number: 16
Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/ Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Digital Gadgets to return their hoverboard for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Digital Gadgets toll-free at 866-696-3421 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at hover-way.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.
Units: About 16,000
Description: This recall involves Hover-Way brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model number HWSBB601-R. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. They were sold in red, black or and white colors. Hover-Way is printed on the hoverboard’s packaging.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 17 incidents reports of the battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, including two reports of burn injuries and two reports of property damage.
Sold exclusively at: QVC’s televised shopping programs and on QVC’s website from November 2016 through December 2016 for about $400.
Manufacturer/Importer: Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.
Manufactured in: China
Recalled Hover-Way brand hoverboard
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