Tech Drift Scooters/Hoverboards Recall

Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
Recall Date: November 14, 2017

Recall Number: 18-031

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Tech Drift for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Tech Drift at 800-491-0264 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Pictures available here:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Tech-Drift-Recalls-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards

Recall Details

Units: 

About 100

Description: 

This recall involves Tech Drift self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black and white.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported

Sold At:  

Online at www.techdrift.com and www.amazon.com from December 2015 through April 2016 for between $400 and $500.

Importer(s):

Tech Drift, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Manufactured In:

China

iLive Scooter/Hoverboards Recall

 iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Products Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: November 14, 2017

Recall Number: 18-030

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Digital Products (DPI) for instructions on how to obtain a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Contact DPI at 800-311-9263 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or online at www.iliveelectronics.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.

Pictures available here:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/iLive-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Digital-Products-Due-to-Fire-Hazard 

Recall Details

Units: 

About 8,700

Description: 

This recall involves iLive self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model numbers GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC and GSB56GDC. The model number is printed on the bottom of the unit. The hoverboards have two wheels, one at either end of a platform, and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. “iLive” is printed in the center of the hoverboard’s top surface as well as underneath the top deck, facing the ground. The hoverboards were sold in black, red, white, blue and gold. Some units were sold with a black carrying case.

Incidents/Injuries: 

The firm has received one report of the battery pack overheating and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At:

Ace Hardware and hh gregg stores nationwide, Heartland America catalogs and online at AceHardware.com and hhgregg.com from April 2016 through March 2017 for between $170 and $200.

Importer(s):

Digital Products International Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.

Manufactured In:

China

iHoverspeed Scooter/Hoverboard Recall

iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: November 14, 2017

Recall Number: 18-029

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Simplified Wireless to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Simplified Wireless toll-free at 833-220-1212 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pictures available here:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/iHoverspeed-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Simplified-Wireless-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units: 

About 900

Description: 

This recall involves all iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black, blue, red and white and have “iHoverspeed” printed on the front.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported

Sold At:

Amazon.comiHoverspeed.com and other online retailers from November 2015 to December 2015 for between $290 and $330.

Importer(s):

Simplified Wireless, of Element, N.Y.

Manufactured In:

China

Go Wheels Scooters/Hoverboards Recall

Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart

Recall Date: November 14, 2017

Recall Number: 18-028

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Four Star Imports to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Four Star Imports at 800-780-5231 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.villagemart.com and click on Recall Notice.

Pictures available here:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Go-Wheels-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Four-Star-Imports-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards-Sold-Exclusively-at-Village-Mart

Recall Details

Units: 

About 1,800

Description: 

This recall involves all Go Wheels self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. “Go Wheel” is printed in a circle on the middle of the unit where the sides connect. The “Go Wheel” identification will illuminate when the hoverboard is powered on. They were sold in black, white, red, blue, gold and pink.

Incidents/Injuries: 

Four Star Imports has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Sold Exclusively At:

Village Mart store in Memphis, Tennessee from October 2015 to March 2016 for about $200.

Importer(s):

Four Star Imports, of Memphis, Tenn.

Manufactured In:

China

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