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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Tech Drift recalls self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

Tech Drift recalls self-balancing scooters/hoverboards due to the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the hoverboards smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

This recall involves Tech Drift self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black and white.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Tech Drift for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit. 

Consumers can contact Tech Drift at 800-491-0264 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or email for more information. 

The scooters/hoverboards were sold online at and from December 2015 through April 2016 for between $400 and $500.