Do you or someone you know own a hoverboard? If so, then this recall notice is for you. Earlier this week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a massive recall for a variety of different types of hoverboards from seven different companies. Unsure what a hoverboard is? Well, simply put it’s a “self-balancing scooter…a popular toy among kids and teenagers.” The recall itself was issued after the CPSC announced “evidence of a LayZ Board brand hoverboard involved in an October fire in Pennsylvania that destroyed one townhome and damaged four others.” It was the “second reported house fire involving a LayZ Board brand hoverboard,” according to the CPSC.
So if the recall includes a variety of different hoverboards from multiple companies, what are the specific hoverboards consumers should be wary of? At the moment the recall includes the following due to a “risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding:”
- Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- Drone Nerds Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
- Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards
For the time being, consumers who have one of these hoverboards should visit the CPSC website about the recall and “follow the recommendations for refund or replacement of the item.” Anyone who has experienced an incident with the recalled products should report it immediately.