Orbit Hoverboards Recalled for Overheating Hazard

The self-balancing boards contain a lithium-ion battery pack that can catch fire or explode, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Dec. 13.

World Trading of Valencia, Calif., has recalled about 1,900 units of its Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because they contain a lithium-ion battery pack that can catch fire or explode, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Dec. 13.

Consumers who own the product should stop using it and should contact World Trading toll-free at 877-498-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time weekdays or email support@worldtrading23.com for more information.

The hoverboards were sold via Evine's televised shopping programs and online at evine.com in December 2015 for about $300. They come in six colors: black, blue, gold, green, red, and white. "Orbit" is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported because of the problem, CPSC reported.

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