Hoverboard Recall

Jetson Electric Bikes has recalled approximately 53,000 of its hoverboards due to a fire hazard. The hoverboard uses lithium ion batteries which can overheat during charging and ignite. The units that are involved in this recall were manufactured between 2018 and 2019. In addition, the affected models have a serial number that begins with the letters “ROG”. Jetson recommends that consumers stop using the products immediately and notify Jetson using their on-line form. The form is accessible on the company website at http://www.ridejetson.com/rogue-recall. Photographs of the hoverboard are also available on the website. Consumers can also contact Jetson by calling 1-800-635-4815. Jetson has stated that it will issue a full refund to consumers for the affected units.

Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards!

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning to consumers to stop using the LayZ Board hoverboard because of a dangerous fire safety hazard. The warning was issued in a press release dated May 1, 2017.  The hoverboard is equipped with a lithium ion battery which has a tendency to overheat when charging.  If the battery overheats, it can also lead to a fire.  The CPSC has found evidence indicating that the hoverboard was involved in a house fire that took the lives of two young girls on March 10 of this year.  According to the press release, 3000 hoverboards were imported from Shenzhen China.  However, no model or serial number information was provided with the press release.  The LayZ Board is two wheeled, battery powered, and self balancing unit equipped with a balancing platform for the rider’s feet.  The hoverboard does NOT have a handlebar.  The name “LayZ Board” also appears on the front of the unit.  A photograph of the unit appears below.  It should be noted that there is a similar product on the market entitled “Lazyboard” hoverboards.  This product is an entirely different product and has nothing to do with this notice.  For additional information, consumers can contact the CPSC by calling 1-800-638-2772 or visiting the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov.

LayZBoard Hoverboard

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