It’s not only cars that become a threat when they are impacted by recalls. Devices that are used by children, teens, and young adults such as hoverboard scooters on a regular basis are also vulnerable to equipment issues. Therefore, whenever these devices are recalled, then consumers who are at risk should act accordingly in order to avoid accidents and injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the self-balancing scooters and hoverboards sold at Salvage World stores are being recalled because the lithium-ion battery packs in these devices could overheat, causing the device to be exposed to a possible smoking, fire risk. Under certain circumstances, the devices may even explode.
The recalled devices were sold in a specific state. But since the issue is associated with a type of product that is widely used by Americans everywhere, we felt compelled to share. After all, some of our readers may own or know someone who owns one of these devices and as such, they may want to do all they can to avoid incidents.
According to the recall report, at least one consumer reported experiencing a battery pack catching fire in Mississippi. Since this incident resulted in property damage but could have resulted in something even more serious, it’s important that consumers stay alert to the risks associated with similar devices.
If you own a hoverboard or self-balancing scooter and you experience any equipment issues linked either to the device or the battery, make sure to report the incident to the manufacturer and the U.S. CPSC immediately.
To those who own the devices sold as Smart Balance Wheel self-balancing scooters, reach out to the manufacturer to learn more about the recall. If you have any further questions or concerns related to this recall, reach out to the manufacturer to learn more.
Stay on top of product recalls, especially if you have a child. Many devices and other products designed specifically for children are recalled regularly, posing major risks to children nationwide.
For more details on this recall, follow this link to read the full report. To stay on top of other recalls, follow our blog.
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