7 hoverboard brands added to recall for fire risk

7 hoverboard brands added to recall for fire risk

Certain hoverboards have been recalled following a second incident where a house caught fire due to a malfunction on the product.

Almost 14,000 scooter/hoverboards are being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Because of this potential fire hazard, CPSC is urging customers or anyone who comes in contact with the product to cease using the product and stop charging the product as well.

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Despite their problems, hoverboards are still popular for kids of all ages. Tragically, two young girls died as a result of that fire. The US Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration did a study which found that 80 percent of hoverboards it tested used batteries that weren't properly certified.

The recalls announced Tuesday includes 8,700 iLive-brand self-balancing scooters sold at Ace Hardware, hh gregg stores, and Heartland America catalogs from April 2016 through March 2017 for between $170 and $200. The agency has been issuing them since July of past year and is aware of more than 250 hoverboard incidents related to overheating and fires since 2015. Your aesthetic is not as important as your actual physical safety.

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