Hoverboards recalled over fire hazards

Photo: CPSC.gov

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – iRover is recalling nearly three thousand self-balancing scooters, also called hoverboards, because the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the overheating can cause them to catch fire and/or explode.

This recall involves scooters/hoverboards with model numbers 87645 and 87644.

Recalled iRover
Photo: CPSC.gov

The recall was initiated after the company received two reports of the battery packs smoking and overheating.

No injuries have been reported.

The scooters/hoverboards were sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide from December 2015 through December 2016 for between $300 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact iRover at 888-348-6434, or online at www.iroverus.com, for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit.