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Hoverboard Class Action Lawsuit

Hoverboard Class Action Lawsuit

Lithium-ion batteries pack a lot of power in a small size, making them ideal for hoverboards. The problem is they contain extremely flammable chemicals that can explode or catch on fire when the battery is overcharged, damaged, or gets too hot.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. If you or someone you know was burned by a hoverboard explosion or fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Swagway Hoverboard Class Action Lawsuit

On December 10, 2015, a man from New York filed a class action (PDF) after his Swagway hoverboard exploded and burned part of his house.

Michael Brown bought the hoverboard on November 24. His children opened it on December 6 and used it until the batteries had to be recharged. According to the lawsuit:

“Approximately 45 minutes later, the Swagway Hoverboard burst into flames. The flames ignited the packaging materials, which were located nearby the Swagway Hoverboard.”

Lawyers are seeking refunds for consumers who bought a Swagway hoverboard from Modell’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide. The lawsuit is pending in the Northern District of Indiana — In Re: Michael Brown v. Swagway LLCCase No. 3:15-cv-00588.

Over 500,000 Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire & Explosion Risk

On July 6, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for 501,000 hoverboards and self-balancing scooters because the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, catch on fire, or explode. The agency received at least 99 incident reports, including burn injuries and property damage.

What Hoverboards Were Recalled?

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not filing a hoverboard class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were burned by hoverboard explosions and fires.

About Class Actions

Class action lawsuits have been filed against hoverboard manufacturers, but not for people with burn injuries. Instead, lawyers are seeking refunds for every person who purchased the defective hoverboard. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action shares equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Dozens of people have been severely burned by an exploding hoverboard. More than 60 fires have been reported, resulting in over $2 million in property damage. Each case is unique, which is why they need to be handled individually.

Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus on maximizing compensation for people with severe injuries from defective products. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

Do I have a Hoverboard Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. If you or someone you know was burned by a hoverboard explosion or fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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