Nearly 2,000 Orbit hoverboards are being recalled over concerns that their lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, which may cause smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were injured or lost property in a hoverboard fire, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
December 14, 2016 – Hoverboards / self-balancing scooters affected by the recall have two wheels at either end of the platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
The devices were sold on Evine’s televised shopping programs and online 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.
The lithium-ion batteries that power the hoverboards are compact and hold a lot of energy, but also pose a significant fire risk when manufactured cheaply. A defect inside the cell of a low-quality battery may cause it to short circuit, resulting in an explosion and/or fire.
In July 2016, CPSC announced a recall for about 501,000 hoverboards over concerns that the devices may “overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.” Additionally, retailer Overstock.com issued a recall for all 4,300 hoverboards sold on its website, and Pennsylvania-based retailer Boscov’s recalled about 1,300 Orbit hoverboards.
If you purchased a recalled Orbit hoverboard 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 the recalled hoverboards.
Do I Have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?
The Class Action 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 our lawyers can help.