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500K faulty hoverboards recalled in the US

Posted on July 11, 2016 10:23 am under Product Liability

At least 10 companies in the U.S. issued a recall on faulty hoverboards, an article of cpsc.gov reported on July 6. Over 501,000 units were recalled because they can cause burn injuries or property damage to consumers.

The hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters, are equipped with lithium-ion battery packs that are liable to overheat. If the problem occurs, the hoverboards may catch fire and cause injuries to consumers. The recalling companies and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 99 incident reports of malfunctioning hoverboards, some of which resulted in burn injuries and property damage. The CPSC advised consumers to refrain from using the hoverboards and return them from the point of purchase to get their money back.

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