iRover Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard



This recall involves iRover self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, model numbers 87645 and 87644. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The boards have “iRover” printed on the front outer casing and come in black and white. The model number is listed on the bottom of the unit.
Product:
Self-balancing scooters/hoverboardsAbout 2,800
Retailer:
Fallas Stores of Los Angeles, California, and T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide from December 2015 through December 2016 for between $300 and $400.
Recall Date:    Jul 24, 2017
Injury:
There have been two reports of the battery packs in the recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards smoking and overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Mfg Country:
China
Importer:
iRover LLC, of Fair Lawn, N.J.
Recall ID:    8101
Last Published:    Jul 24, 2017
Official Site:    Link

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Emert Number:    17193
Emert Status:    Announced