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Important Product Safety Recalls

Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard posted 7/6/2016

Recalled hoverboard

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
Consumer Contact:

Hype Wireless toll-free at 866-449-7186 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hyperoam.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 25,000
Incidents/Injuries:

Hype Wireless has received one report of a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard overheating and smoking. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled product and contact Hype Wireless to exchange their hoverboard for a free UL-compliant replacement.

Sold At:

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Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide and online from November 2015 through January 2016 for about $500.

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Manufacturer(s):

"Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J."

Importer(s):

Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J.

Manufactured In:
China

 

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