Important safety tips for charging hoverboards.

CPSC recommends that consumers who own or use hoverboards take these steps to reduce the risk of fire

 

  • Hoverboards should be compliant with the UL2272 safety standard. However, even UL2272 compliance cannot guarantee that a hoverboard will not overheat or catch on fire. 

 

Other important safety tips for hoverboards

 

  • Check for recalls. Go to: www.CPSC.gov to see if the hoverboard has been recalled. Stop using a recalled hoverboard immediately and contact the manufacturer for the remedy.

 

  • Only charge a hoverboard when you are there to watch it.

 

  • Have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside sleeping areas and inside each bedroom.

 

  • Report incidents involving hoverboards overheating, smoking, or starting fires to CPSC at: www.Saferproducts.gov.

 

Hoverboard incidents and injuries

CPSC is aware of more than 250 hoverboard incidents related to fires or overheating since 2015. 

In March 2017, a 2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire ignited by a hoverboard in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

CPSC estimates there have been 13 burn injuries, three smoke inhalation injuries and more than $4 million in property damage related to hoverboards.

 

CPSC Issues Safety Alert on Hoverboards

Download a PDF of CPSC's hoverboard safety alert with safety tips.

 

Safety Warning for LayZ Board Hoverboards

Nov. 14, 2017 – Following Second House Fire, CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

May 1, 2017 - Following Fatal House Fire, CPSC Warns Consumers to Stop Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

 

Hoverboard Recalls

November 14, 2017 - Drone Nerds Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard

November 14, 2017 - Go Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Four Star Imports Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Village Mart

November 14, 2017 - iHoverspeed Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Simplified Wireless Due to Fire Hazard

November 14, 2017 - iLive Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Digital Products Due to Fire Hazard

November 14, 2017 - Tech Drift Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

November 14, 2017 - Sonic Smart Wheels Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Dollar Mania Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards

November 14, 2017 - Smart Balance Wheel Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by Salvage World Due to Explosion and Fire Hazards

July 24, 2017 – iRover Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

March 23, 2017 – Vecaro LifeStyle Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

Dec. 13, 2017 – World Trading Recalls Orbit Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard; Sold by Evine

July 6, 2016 – Hype Wireless Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Keenford Limited Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Razor Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Overstock.com Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Digital Gadgets Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Boscov’s Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Hoverboard LLC Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Yuka Clothing Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – PTX Performance Products Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

July 6, 2016 – Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Recalled by 10 Firms Due to Fire Hazard

 

Press Statements on Hoverboards

March 16, 2017: Press Statement from Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle Regarding Hoverboards and the Harrisburg House Fire
 

Letters to Manufacturers, Importers, and Retailers of Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards

CPSC business requirements and guidelines for self-balancing scooters/hoverboards are available in our Business Education section
 

Report an Incident

Tell us if you’ve experienced an incident with a self-balancing scooter/hoverboard at www.SaferProducts.gov.

 

The Safety Guides, Safety Alerts, and Neighborhood Safety Network posters listed below are available to download from CPSC’s website.

 

CPSC Safety Alerts and Neighborhood Safety Network posters are not available to order. If you would like to use these safety publications, they are free to download and print.

 

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