Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Boscov’s Recalls Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Orbit hoverboard            
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat.
Recall date: July 06, 2016
Recall number: 16-212                            

Recall Summary

Name of product: Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Consumer Contact:
Boscov’s toll-free at 800-755-6391 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET or online at and click on Customer Care and then Recall Notices for more information.
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Recall Details

About 1,300
This recall involves Orbit brand self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards, that were sold by Boscov’s. Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in the following colors: black, blue, gold, green, red and white.  “Orbit” is printed on a black sticker on the underside of the hoverboard.
None reported
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact Boscov’s to return their hoverboard for a full refund or a store credit.
Sold at
Boscov’s stores in the Mid-Atlantic region and online at from December 2015 through May 2016 for about $350.
Boscov’s Department Store LLC, of Reading, Pa.
Manufactured in

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