More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or property damage.

The hoverboards were made by 10 companies, including Swagway and Keenford.

They were sold nationwide from June 2015 through May 2016 for between $350 and $900.

Click here for more information on this recall from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

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