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Consumer Product Recalls: Hoverboards

Seven recalls announced by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in November 2017

Posted in: Fire Safety Updates


The Montclair State University Office of Fire Safety reports the following recent product recalls due to safety hazards. Click on each item to view full recall details.


1. Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Smart-Balance-Wheel-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Salvage-World-Due-to-Explosion-and-Fire-Hazards

2.  Drone Nerds Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Drone-Nerds-Recalls-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards

3. Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Go-Wheels-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Four-Star-Imports-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards-Sold-Exclusively-at-Village-Mart

4. iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/iHoverspeed-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Simplified-Wireless-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

5. iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Products Due to Fire Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/iLive-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Digital-Products-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

6. Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Tech-Drift-Recalls-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Due-to-Fire-and-Explosion-Hazards

7. Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Dollar Mania Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Sonic-Smart-Wheels-SelfBalancing-ScootersHoverboards-Recalled-by-Dollar-Mania-Due-to-Explosion-and-Fire-Hazards

In January 2016, the Montclair State University Office of Fire Safety officially classified hoverboards to be hazardous due to numerous fires across the country which resulted in personal injury and building destruction related to failure in the battery harness of these items. The usage and storage of hoverboards in all University buildings, including residence halls, is banned.

If there are any questions, please contact Fire Safety at: ferrarar@mail.montclair.edu