Hoverboards Recalled by iRover Due to Fire, Explosion Risk
About 2,800 hoverboards are included in the recall
iRover LLC has announced that it is recalling its self-balancing scooters/hoverboards in light of the discovery that the lithium-ion battery packs in the boards can overheat. This condition poses a risk of smoking, catching fire, or explosion.
The company has received two reports of its boards smoking and overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported to date.
About 2,800 boards are included in the recall.
Recalled product details
This recall applies to iRover hoverboards with model numbers 87645 and 87644. The black and white hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform with iRover printed on the front outer casing. The model number is listed on the bottom of the unit.
Customers could purchase the affected items at Fallas Stores of Los Angeles, CA and at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide. They were available from December 2015 through December 2016 for between $300 and $400 each.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact iRover for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.
Individuals with questions or concerns about this recall can contact the company at (888) 348-6434.