At least 7 companies are recalling self-balancing scooters or “hoverboards” over concerns that their battery packs may overheat, resulting in explosions and/or fires.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you were injured by a hoverboard or your property was damaged 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?
November 14, 2017 – Yesterday’s actions include 7 recalls affecting nearly 14,000 hoverboards, bringing the total number to approximately 520,100 recalled since the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) first warned about the devices last year.
Models affected by the new recalls include (click on the following links to view specific information about each recall):
- Drone Nerds Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
- Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart
- iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard
- iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Producers Due to Fire Hazard
- Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards
- Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Dollar Mania Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards
- Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards
All of the above models have a “UL 2272” compliance certification label, CPSC said. Hoverboards sold before Jan. 29, 2016, are not UL 2272 compliant, and are therefore not part of the recall.
The new recalls affect about 13,900 hoverboards, bringing the total number to 520,100 since July 2016. CPSC says the risk lies with the hoverboards’ battery packs, which are often made cheaply and can overheat, causing smoke, fire, and explosions that cause burns and property damage.
Do I Have a Hoverboard Class Action 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 injuyry and property damage cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured in a hoverboard accident, or your property was damaged, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.