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Orbit Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

World Trading has issued a recall for its Orbit hoverboards over concerns that the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
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What’s the Problem?

December 14, 2016 – The recall affects approximately 1,900 Orbit brand hoverboards / self-balancing scooters made by World Trading, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) [1].

Hoverboards affected by the recall are powered by lithium-ion batteries, have 2 wheels at either end of a platform, and are sold in the following colors: black, blue, gold, green, red, and white. The word “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

Affected products were sold on Evine’s televised shopping programs and online in December 2015 for about $300.

If you purchased a hoverboard affected by the recall you should stop using it immediately and contact World Trading to exchange it for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.

To date, there have been no reports of incidents or injuries associated with Orbit hoverboards included in this recall. However, in July 2016, CPSC issued a recall for more than 500,000 hoverboards [2] following at least 99 reports of battery packs catching fire and/or exploding. The agency investigated over 60 hoverboard fires in 60 states, which together caused more than $2 million in property damages.

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How to Prevent Your Hoverboard from Catching Fire

  • Choose a Quality Hoverboard – Only buy hoverboards that have been certified by Underwriter Laboratories (UL). In 2017, UL created a standard guideline known as UL2272 that hoverboard brands had to follow. Since then, there have been no reported hoverboard explosions in the United States.
  • Be Mindful of Charging – Don’t charge your hoverboard overnight. Most modern hoverboards are able to fully recharge in 2 to 3 hours. Because heat is generated during recharging, leaving it plugged in beyond the recommended time frame can cause the lithium-ion battery to overheat and potentially catch fire.
  • Smart Storage – When not using your hoverboard, keep it in a cool space and away from any carpeting. Leaving a hoverboard in a hot garage or on a carpeted bedroom floor can lead to fires and explosions. Keep hoverboards away from direct sunlight and flammable surfaces.

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