Salvage World Recalls Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards

About 700 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards have been recalled by Salvage World, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. This recall involves Smart Balance Wheel self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The hoverboards were sold in black, white, red, or blue. The company has received one report of a battery pack catching fire and/or exploding in Mississippi in 2017 resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The boards were sold at Salvage World stores in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $150. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Salvage World for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a store credit. Contact Salvage World toll-free at 888-726-9603 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at salvageworldllc.com/recall. Pictures are available at cpsc.gov.

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