World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, catch fire, and/or explode

World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
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December 14, 2016

World Trading has issued a recall of approximately 1,900 Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards. The lithium-ion battery packs in the affected scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding.

This recalled Orbit hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in the following six colors: black, blue, gold, green, red, and white. Orbit is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.

No incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported, to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hoverboards and contact World Trading to exchange their product for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.

The recalled hoverboard was sold through Evine's televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact World Trading at (877) 498-8697.