The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling self-balancing scooters or “hoverboards” from several companies for a 2nd time over concerns the devices could catch fire or explode.
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What’s the Problem?
November 15, 2017 - According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled hoverboards have lithium-ion batteries that could potentially overheat, which could lead to the devices catching fire and/or exploding. The recall affects scooters made by the following companies (click on the links below to view specific information on each recall):
The new warning followed at least 2 reports of fire associated with LayZ Board hoverboards, the most recent of which destroyed one home and damaged 4 others last month, CPSC said. It follows a fatal house fire in March, according to the commission.
Most of the fires/explosions associated with the scooters have been linked to their lithium-ion battery packs, many of which are made on the cheap in overseas factories. Shoddy batteries have the tendency to overheat and explode, CPSC said.
The commission is aware of more than 250 incidents caused by hoverboard fires since 2015, resulting in 13 burn injuries, 3 smoke inhalation injuries, and more than $4 million in property damage. By June 2016, over 501,000 hoverboards had been recalled.
If you purchased a recalled hoverboard, you should be able to get a full refund, store credit, or a replacement unit. See your hoverboard dealer for more details.
Do I Have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hoverboard lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new personal injury and property damage cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by an exploding hoverboard, or you suffered property loss in a hoverboard fire, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.