On August 25, 2021, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the Razor USA recalled over 200,000 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards citing fire hazards linked to the product lithium-ion battery packs.
The Hovertrax hoverboards have two wheels at either end of articulated dual platforms or are powered by GLW battery packs. The battery packs have the name GLW written in large letters on the packs themselves and have serial numbers beginning with GLW, which is printed on a white sticker on the top of the battery pack. The hoverboards were sold in a variety of colors including three multicolor patterns.
According to the CSPS recall notice, the lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding.
The hoverboards were manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017 and were sold online and in stores nationwide including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us among others.
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