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Consumer Product Safety Commission issues additional hoverboard recalls ahead of holidays

Hoverboard safety - photo courtesy Consumer Product Safety Commission{ }

One thing you might want to leave off your wish list this year – a hoverboard.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced seven new recalls for the product Tuesday.

The CPSC says the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing boards can overheat, creating a fire hazard and sometimes exploding.

The companies that issued the recall say there’s no solution to the problem, the boards must be replaced.

Anyone who owns one of the boards should stop using them and contact the company to request a replacement unit.

CPSC warnings for hoverboards date back to July 6, 2016.

One of the most recent warnings was issued Tuesday saying a LayZ Board self-balancing scooter caused a house fire in Pennsylvania on Oct. 23, 2017.

The fire destroyed a townhome and damaged four others.

Another house fire caused by a hoverboard, in March 2017, killed a 2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl.

Below is a complete list of hoverboard recalls:

  • November 14, 2017 - Drone Nerds Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard
  • November 14, 2017 - Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart
  • November 14, 2017 - iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard
  • November 14, 2017 - iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Products Due to Fire Hazard
  • November 14, 2017 - Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards
  • November 14, 2017 - Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Dollar Mania Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards
  • November 14, 2017 - Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards
  • July 24, 2017 – iRover Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • March 23, 2017 – Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • Dec. 13, 2017 – World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine
  • July 6, 2016 – Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Keenford Limited Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Razor Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Overstock.com Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Boscov’s Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Hoverboard LLC Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Yuka Clothing Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – PTX Performance Products Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard
  • July 6, 2016 – Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

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