US/Washington: Vecaro LifeStyle recalls an estimated 500 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards due to suspected overheating and consequential fire, burns and explosion hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/7IW630aj2SC
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Vecaro brand Glide65, Drift8, and Trek10 Self-Balancing Scooters, commonly referred to as Hoverboards.
Hoverboards have one (1) wheel at each end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The recalled Hoverboards have the brand, “Vecaro” printed on the front outer casing and come in black, white, red, blue, metallic gold, metallic silver, graffiti white print and red flame print. The model number is printed on the right for both the Glide65 and Drift8. The Trek10 model number is on top of the Board.
Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Hoverboards can be found on the Web site above.
==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.
According to the CPSC, the lithium-ion battery packs in the Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. Vecaro has received three (3) reported incidents of Hoverboards smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
If you have any questions about this recall notification, please Vecaro at 1-855-637-4061 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.VecaroLifeStyle.com and click on the Recall Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.
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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 17-115
Recalls Direct RIN: 8465-2017
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Filed under: Burn or scald hazard, Fire or smoke hazard, Fitness equipment, Sports equipment, Toys, US CPSC | Tagged: burn hazard, CPSC, CPSC recall number: 17-115, fire hazard, HCSC, Recalls Direct RIN: 8465-2017, Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Vecaro branded Scooter/Hoverboard, Vecaro LifeStyle |