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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:12 pm

iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters/hoverboards recalled by Simplified Wireless

iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters/hoverboards recalled by Simplified Wireless due to 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.

This recall involves all iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black, blue, red and white and have "iHoverspeed" printed on the front.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards and contact Simplified Wireless to return their unit to receive a free UL2272-certified replacement unit. 

Consumers can contact Simplified Wireless toll-free at 833-220-1212 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at simplifiedrecall@gmail.com.

 

The scooters/hoverboards were sold at Amazon.com, iHoverspeed.com and other online retailers from November 2015 to December 2015 for between $290 and $330.