ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After many months of safety warnings and reports of fires caused by hoverboards, 501,000 of them have officially been recalled in the U.S.
The recall impacts the biggest hoverboard brands on the market, including Swagway, the Hovertrax from Razor, and the Airwalk Self-Balancing Electric Scooter.
Additionally, retailer overstock.com is recalling all hoverboards sold on its website, which amounts to 4,300 in all.
Similarly, Boscov’s is recalling 1,300 Orbit hoverboards.
Consumer product safety commission specifically cites risks associated with lithium-ion battery packs used in the hoverboards that may overheat and catch on fire.