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500K hoverboards with fire risks recalled

Approximately 501,000 units of self-balancing scooters, also referred to as hoverboards, are being recalled in the U.S. due to fire risks caused by potentially faulty batteries, a July 6 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, at least 10 companies in the U.S. simultaneously issued the recall on the boards, which have a wheel at each end of the platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The lithium-ion battery packs used in the hoverboards may emit excessive heat that could lead to a fire. The companies have decided to issue the recall after receiving 99 incidents of hoverboards catching fire, overheating, exploding, or smoking. Some of the malfunctions resulted in burn injuries and property damage. Consumers who own the defective hoverboards are advised to stop using them and return the products to get their money back.

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