Boosted Recalls Electric Skateboards Due to Fire Hazard
Boosted has received two reports of the battery packs overheating and smoking
Boosted has announced a recall of approximately 3,200 Electric-powered skateboards. The lithium ion battery pack, which powers the skateboard, can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard.
This recall involves 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+ electric skateboards with lithium ion battery packs. Boosted is printed on the wooden skateboards. Serial numbers that start with S2634 through S2644 are located on a white sticker on the bottom of the boards.
The battery packs were sold as original equipment with the skateboards and are attached to the bottom of the board in a black thermoplastic enclosure. Model number B2SR and Boosted Lithium are printed on the battery pack. The battery packs have an orange power button.
To date, Boosted has received two reports of the battery packs overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported thus far.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skateboards and contact Boosted for a free replacement battery pack.
The recalled skateboards were sold online from September 2016 through November 2016 for about $1,500.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns can call Boosted at (844) 395-0070.