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500K Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire and Explosion Risk

500K Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire and Explosion Risk

July 6, 2016 — After 99 reports of hoverboard batteries catching on fire or exploding, federal safety officials have recalled over 500,000 hoverboards made by 10 manufacturers.

The worst offender was the Swagway X, which was linked to 42 reports of battery pack fires or explosions and 16 reports of injuries — such as severe burns to neck, leg, and arm — or severe property damage.

Hoverboard Powerboards were linked to 27 reports of overheating, sparking, or catching on fire, including one report of property damage. The products were mostly sold at mall kiosks since September 2015.

Hover-Way hoverboards were linked to another 17 reports of battery packs overheating, including two reports of property damage and two burn injuries. The products were sold on QVC’s TV shopping channel.

The recalled hoverboards include:

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