The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of 7 brands of lithium-ion battery powered “hoverboards” or self-balancing scooters this week.
The recall impacts about 15,000 hoverboards, which CPSC says can pose a smoke, fire, or explosion hazard due to the potential for lithium-ion battery packs in the devices to overheat.
Lithium battery hazards have become something of a holiday tradition in the US—in December 2015 US DOT issued a transportation Safety Alert
about hoverboards, and IATA issued a guidance document to help airlines understand the requirements for lithium batteries in passenger
More information about the latest hoverboard recalls can be found on CPSC’s Recall List, available here.
To see how lithium batteries become a transportation and workplace hazard, watch the video below.
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