iRover self-balancing scooters/hoverboards recalled due to fire hazard

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 10:13:07-04

Overheating battery packs have prompted the recall of some iRover hoverboards.

The recall involves about 2,800 iRover self-balancing scooters.

Their lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing the risks of smoking, fire, and explosion.

There have been two reports of the battery packs smoking and overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The hoverboards were sold at Fallas stores of Los Angeles, as well as, T-J Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide from December 2015 through December 2016.

Owners should contact iRover for instructions on returning the unit for a replacement.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact iRover for instructions on returning their hoverboard for a free UL2272-certified replacement unit, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says. You can contact iRover toll-free at 888-348-6434 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall Notice for more information.