Jetson Electric Bikes Hoverboard Recall
The infamous two-wheeled scooters, colloquially known as “hoverboards,” still prove dangerous nearly a decade after its peak. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of a Jetson Electric Bikes hoverboard after two deaths were reported.
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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall has been announced TodayDesigned specifically for Jetson Electric Bikes Rogue 42-volt self-balancing hoverboard manufactured between 2018 and 2019. The scooters were sold in Target stores between 2018 and 2019 and on the Jetson website from 2019 to 2021. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using the hoverboards immediately and contact Jetson for a full refund.
According to the recall, the lithium-ion battery that powers the hoverboard is prone to overheating and poses a fire hazard to those zooming around on it. The commission is recalling around 53,000 units of the scooters. The recall comes after a 10 year old girl and her 15 year old sister died in a fire detonated by one of the hoverboards in April 2022.
“There were several other reports of the recalled scooters/hoverboards burning, sparking, or melting, some of which were reports of flames,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission wrote in its recall. “CPSC and Jetson urge consumers to immediately stop using and charging the recalled 42-volt version of the self-balancing scooter/hoverboard and contact Jetson for a full refund.”
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Hoverboards like Jetson’s were a Internet pop culture staple in mid-2010made popular by video sharing apps and creators like Casey Neistat. However, hoverboards were consistent in their tendency to self-ignitewith Bans around the world and some remembers the beginning already in 2016. 93,000 of the non-levitating hoverboards were remembered less than a year ago.
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