The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says ten companies let you know if it’s going to act our area are recalling 501,000 hover boards sold across the country over lithium-ion batteries that pose a risk of overheating and exploding. At least 99 incidents of overheated battery packs have been reported. Including some with burn injuries and property damage. The hover boards were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $350 and $900. Consumers contact the recalling company to return their hover board for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement depending on the model.
Elliott Kaye tells us, “All of the hoverboard models, all of the models, that are recalled were made with fundamental design flaws that put people at real risk. These are two charred cells; this is not what should happen with a consumer product, especially one that children are using. This is not what it should look like.” For a list of recalled items visit CPSC.gov