This recall involves the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart board brand of self-balancing scooters, also known as hover boards.
Hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The Swagway brand X1 hoverboard has the word “Swagway” on the front of the hoverboard and comes in gold, black, white, blue, green, red or pink colours.
Hoverboards that have a silver sticker on the bottom with serial numbers 000001-008000 or a white sticker with serial number 020001 or higher are not included in this recall.
The lithium-ion battery in the hoverboard can overheat, posing a potential burn and fire hazard.
Neither Health Canada nor Swagway LLC has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.
In the United States, there have been 42 reports of the battery packs smoking, catching fire and/or exploding, including 16 reports of injuries, such as burns to the neck, leg and arm, or severe property damage.
Approximately 5,000 hoverboards were sold in Canada and approximately 267, 000 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled hoverboards were sold from September 2015 to July 2016 online and at various stores.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.