CPSC says that the scooters’ lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, which can start fires, most of which have occurred when the devices are charging.

Affected models have a “UL 2272” compliance certification label, the commission said. Hoverboards sold before Jan. 29, 2016, are not UL 2272 compliant, and are therefore not part of the recall.

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This is not the first time hoverboards have been recalled. In March 2015, CPSC recalled more than 500,000 self-balancing scooters after the toys were linked to at least 250 fires, $4 million in property damage, and 2 deaths.

A 2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire in March at their home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The fire was ruled accidental and the source was a rechargeable hoverboard plugged into a first-floor outlet.

CPSC has also received at least 13 reports of people burned by hoverboards, 3 smoke inhalation injuries, and over $4 million in property damage associated with fires started by the devices.

Source: Consumerist

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