Hoverboard Batteries Recalled By Authorities Due To Fire Concerns
Razor USA has released a recall order involving their battery products after they allegedly pose a serious fire hazard to its users.
Razor USA’s Hovertrax 2.0 Battery Packs Pulled Out Of The Market
Released via the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC, Razor USA’s recent announcement has decided to recall the battery packs used on their Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards.
The product in question is the GLW battery pack used by the company. According to reports, the GLW’s removable lithium battery has a tendency to overheat. If used continuously, it may cause the Razor USA Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards to smoke up and may catch on fire.
As of writing, there were allegedly more than 20 reports of cases where the batteries caused the hoverboard products to overheat and catch on fire. Nevertheless, there were no fatal injuries tallied.
Authorities have implored Razor USA customers to halt using their hoverboards immediately. Razor USA promised to send out a free replacement battery to affected customers. Eligible claimants can reach out directly to the company to know more about the steps to initiate the recall process.
Consider The Consumer has listed down the following details to help consumers know whether they can participate in this recall or not:
- Razor USA’s Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards made between September 2016 to August 2017 with defective batteries are included in the recall;
- Products that are sold in different outlets, including Toys R’ Us, Target, and others from September 2016 to 2018, are eligible for a free replacement battery;
- The aforementioned batteries have a label GLW on them along with serial numbers starting with GW;
- The recalled Razor USA hoverboards come in different color offerings of solid colors and multicolor patterns; and
- It is said that more than 200,000 batteries are included in the recall.
About The Company
Razor USA, officially known as Razor USA LLC, is a company that makes and sells bicycles, scooters, and other personal transportation product offerings. Founded in 2000, the company owns different brands, including Pocket Pros, RipStik, and others.
Editor’s Note on Razor USA Hovertrax 2.0 Battery Recall 2021 – Hoverboards With Faulty Batteries Pose Fire Hazards:
This recall article details the latest announcement from the authorities concerning a popular hoverboard product item and its allegedly defective batteries. Recently, the kitchen company Cove, initiated a similar recall for its dishwashers over fire hazards.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): Razor USA Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Battery Recall; Recall No.: 21-189
Jurisdiction: The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC
Products/Services Involved: Razor USA LLC’s Razor USA Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboard GLW Battery
Allegation(s): The batteries used in the hoverboard scooters made and sold by Razor USA are reported to have caused fires and smokes to come out of the hoverboards due to a defect.
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