Two Years on, Hoverboard Explosions Still a Threat!

Even after being UL certified, Smart Gear, Xtreme, Groundspeeder and Vertigo hoverboards were recalled due to risk of explosion

Zulily hoverboard recall issued over fears of explosions.  A new hoverboard recall has been issued today over fears of explosions and fires.

This is the second year that hoverboards are posing a danger to people and their families.  Hoverboards are still under scrutiny after explosions and incidents (stock picture)
There has been a real panic in the run up to Christmas now after hoverboards were recalled over concerns the devices could catch fire or even explode. With just over two months to Christmas Eve, parents are already doing their Christmas shopping, with many hoping to snap up hoverboards for their kids.

 

Even after being UL certified, Smart Gear, Xtreme, Groundspeeder and Vertigo hoverboards were recalled due to risk of explosion
Even after being UL certified, Hoverboards are still Dangerous

But for the second year in a row, they have been cautioned against buying hoverboards and self-balancing scooters for fear of overheating and exploding.  The recall applies to all models of hoverboards and self balancing scooters being sold under the brand names Smart Gear, Xtreme and Vertigo.

 

The stiff warning affirms that purchasers should stop using the products immediately and contact zulily for information regarding a refund.

Electrical goods manufacturer Zulily announced the recall notice after it was realised the lithium-ion batteries in the hoverboards and scooters were overheating, posing a risk of the goods catching fire and exploding.

Hoverboards were amongst the must-have presents in the UK last Christmas and looked set to be a top seller in 2016. However, various products including the boards built by Groundspeeder were also affected by overheating concerns.

This further justifies the reason for taking extra precautions like buying a product like the fire protect bag. The hoverboards that have been recalled were deemed safe by UL (Universal Laboratories) which have the most stringent tests that were brought in due to the dangerous nature of hoverboard and Lithium-ion battery fires. As good as the tests may be, it is also proof is that you cannot be too careful and there is still more than a valid reason for getting your hands on a hoverboard charging bag.

The US-based manufacturer can be emailed at recall@zulily.com

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