Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

Vecaro has received three reported incidents of hoverboards smoking due to overheating battery packs

Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
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March 28, 2017

Vecaro LifeStyle has announced that it is recalling about 500 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

This recall involves the Vecaro brand Glide65, Drift8, and Trek10 self-balancing scooter, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have one wheel at each end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The boards have Vecaro printed on the front outer casing and come in black, white, red, blue, metallic gold, metallic silver, graffiti white print, and red flame print. The model number is on the right for both the Glide65 and Drift8. The Trek10 model number is on top of the board.

To date, Vecaro has received three reported incidents of hoverboards smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported in connection to this recall thus far.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Vecaro at (855) 637-4061 to return their unit to receive a free repair or a credit towards the purchase of a UL 2272 certified Vecaro Glide or Glide-X.

The affected scooters/hoverboards were sold at The Audio Shop and Stereo Zone in California and online at VecaroLifeStyle.com from November 2015 through November 2016 for between $300 and $400.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Vecaro at (855) 637-4061.