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.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were injured or lost property in a fire caused by a hoverboard, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
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).
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 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.
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 or had property damage from a defective hoverboard, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.