This recall involves iLive self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, with model numbers GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC and GSB56GDC. The model number is printed on the bottom of the unit. The hoverboards have two wheels, one at either end of a platform, and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. “iLive” is printed in the center of the hoverboard’s top surface as well as underneath the top deck, facing the ground. The hoverboards were sold in black, red, white, blue and gold. Some units were sold with a black carrying case.
Self-balancing scooters/hoverboardsAbout 8,700
Ace Hardware and hh gregg stores nationwide, Heartland America catalogs and online at AceHardware.com and hhgregg.com from April 2016 through March 2017 for between $170 and $200.
Recall Date: Nov 14, 2017
The firm has received one report of the battery pack overheating and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Digital Products International Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.
Recall ID: 8177
Last Published: Nov 14, 2017
Emert Number: 18030
Emert Status: Announced