With the holidays approaching, is a hoverboard on your child’s wish list? If so, you may want to do your research. On November 14th, thousands of units in a variety of different brands were recalled do to a risk of fire and explosion. A number of different brands have been included in the recall:
- Sonic Smart Wheels
- Tech Drift
- Go Wheels
- Drone Nerds
- Smart Balance Wheel
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, owners of these products should discontinue use immediately and contact the store from which they purchased the board for further instructions on reimbursement, replacement, or store credit.
The danger present in these specific self-balancing scooters and hoverboards lies in the lithium-ion battery packs. The hazard is described as follows: “The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.”
For more details on this and other important product recalls, visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Recall List.
Have you been injured due to a faulty product? You might be eligible for a product liability claim. Contact Boughter Sinak, LLC for a free evaluation. You owe it to yourself and to other consumers to make sure that the products on the market are trusted and safe this holiday season!