It seems Hoverboards just will not stop exploding. when the US Government announced all self-balancing scooters unsafe, 8 more hoverboard brands are being recalled. the most recent fire, caused by the LayZ Board, destroyed one home and damaged four others last month, in step with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). It follows a fatal house fire at the hands of a similar brand of hoverboard in March.
Today we’re issuing a LayZ Board hoverboard warning and 7 hoverboard recalls. 1/9
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) November 14, 2017
Along with the LayZ Board, the CPSC is also recalling product by the following brands: dollar Mania Sonic smart Wheels, Tech Drift, Digital products iLive, iHoverspeed, Four Star Imports Go Wheels, Drone Nerds, and Salvage World. If you are in possession of 1 of the faulty hoverboards, you’ll get a full refund, store credit, or a replacement unit, depending on the brand.
The problem lies with the lithium-ion battery packs that power the self-balancing scooters. within the delirium to capitalize on the hoverboard trend, it appears some makers cut corners at the cost of public safety. As a result, the batteries have a tendency to overheat and catch fire or explode. Overall, the CPSC claims there are over 250 incidents caused by hoverboard fires since 2015, leading to thirteen burn injuries, 3 smoke inhalation injuries, and over $4 million in property damage. By June of 2016, 501,000 self-balancing scooters had been recalled.
But, the market was improved after the Feds’ sweep announcement last year. you’ll peep the safe hoverboards before you purchase via Underwriters Laboratories’ on-line certifications directory.