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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

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.

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 and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

About 25,000

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.


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

Sold At:


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.



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


Hype Wireless Ltd, of Edison, N.J.

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