Just in time for holiday shopping … The Orbit Self-Balancing Scooter/Hoverboard has been recalled due to fire hazard. Fortunately, these hoverboards had very limited distribution, and no injuries have been reported. Following is from the official release from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
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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 Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. Orbit brand 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact World Trading to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-certified replacement hoverboard.
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World Trading, of Valencia, Calif.
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