CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards Following Second House Fire

More than 3,000 LayZ Board hoverboards were imported into the United States

CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards Following Second House Fire
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November 17, 2017

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to stop using LayZ Board self-balancing scooters (known as hoverboards) immediately. This recommendation comes following a second house fire linked to the hoverboards that resulted in substantial property damage.

Fire damage and deaths

CPSC says that it has evidence that LayZ Board was the brand of hoverboard involved in the fire on October 23, 2017 in Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, which destroyed one townhome and damaged four others.

In May 2017, CPSC issued its first warning about LayZ Board hoverboards following a fatal house fire on March 10, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which took the lives of two young girls.

These hoverboards were manufactured in Shenzhen, China, and more than 3,000 units were imported into the United States.

Stop charging and using

Due to the fire hazard posed to consumers of all ages by these hoverboards, CPSC is urging the public to stop charging and stop using their LayZ Board. Consumers who choose to dispose of their hoverboards should take them to a local recycling center for safe handling of the lithium-ion battery.

CPSC is also asking the public to share this warning with friends and family so that no one else is injured by these hoverboards.

The LayZ Board is a two-wheeled, battery-powered, self-balancing scooter that has a pivoting platform intended for the rider's feet and does not have a handlebar. The name LayZ Board is printed on the front of the product.

report hoverboard incidents

Consumers should immediately report any incidents involving LayZ Board hoverboards to CPSC at SaferProducts.gov.