Lithium ion batteries trigger hover board recall

Over 13,000 hoverboards made by seven different manufacturers were recalled Tuesday due to a defect in the boards’ lithium-ion batteries.

Delaney Brown – Fourth Estate Special to Fourth Estate

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Over 13,000 hoverboards made by seven totally different producers have been recalled Tuesday because of a defect within the boards’ lithium-ion batteries.

The batteries within the self-balancing boards can overheat posing a danger of the hoverboards smoking, catching hearth or exploding.

Sonic Smartboard, Tech Drift, iLive, iHoverspeed, Go Wheels, Drone Nerds, and Smart Balance Wheelbrand hoverboards have been all affected by the recall.

There have been no experiences of harm linked to this current spherical of recollects, nonetheless there have been two experiences of property harm ensuing; one declare leading to over $40,000 of property harm.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 520,000 self-balancing scooters up to now 12 months.

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