US Importer Recalls Hoverboards due to Injury Risk

Figure 1 – Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) issued a recall notice on May 19, 2022, regarding DGL Group’s Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards. The recall comes after the New Jersey-based importer received dozens of software issue that has already led to several injuries.  According to the notice, the issue has been a malfunction in the electrical system that assists the motor. Reports have noted that the malfunction causes the system to continue to provide assistance when the rider is not actively controlling the hoverboard, causing continued momentum and posing a fall risk.

The recall involves the model year 2020 Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards, with the model number H1-SPFY, originally manufactured in China and sold at Best Buy from October 2020 through October 2021. The affected models were sold in black with blue LED lights near the foot pads, with Hover-1 written on the front of the hoverboard.

DGL Group has disclosed that the recalled units also have serial numbers on the bottom of the hoverboard that begins with SPFY-BLK-GO-2008, SPFY-BLK-GO-2009, or SPFY-BLK-GO-2010. The company is asking consumers to stop using the recalled hoverboards and to contact it for instructions on how to ship affected units to an authorized repair shop free of charge.

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