NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or property damage.
The hoverboards were made by 10 companies, including Swagway and Keenford.
They were sold nationwide from June 2015 to May 2016 for between $350 and $900.
Mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $350 and $900.
This recall involves self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. They have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Recalled self-balancing scooters include the following retailers, brands and online firms:
|Company||Number of Units||Brand/ModelSold||Firm’s Recall|
|Digital Gadgets LLC, of Monroe, N.J.||16,000||Hover-Way/Model # HWSBB601-R||16-213|
|Hoverboard LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.||70,000||Powerboard||16-210|
|Hype Wireless, of
|Keenford Ltd., of Hong Kong||84,000||iMoto||16-216|
|PTX Performance Products USA of Irvine, CA||4,900||Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter||16-208|
|Razor USA LLC, of Cerritos, Calif.||28,000||Hovertrax||16-215|
|Swagway LLC, of South Bend, Ind.||267,000||Swagway X1||16-211|
|Yuka Clothing, of Miami, Fla.||800||Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider||16-209|