Razor Recalling Thousands of Hoverboards Due to Defective Battery Packs
Thousand of self-balancing scooters/hoverboards are being recalled due to a malfunctioning battery that can catch on fire. As a parent, this is not something you want to hear especially if your kid has the specific brand that is being recalled. I suppose I shouldn't refer to it as something only kids ride, I see plenty of adults scooting around my neighborhood on hoverboards too.
More than 235,000 hoverboards that were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Amazon, and other outlets are being recalled. The hoverboards that we're talking about were sold between September 2016 through 2018
According to WoodTV, The recall involves the removable GLW battery packs installed in Hovertrax 2.0 brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017.
How to find out if you have a hoverboard that is being recalled
To find out if the hoverboard you own is being recalled, just look for GLW which will be written in large letters on the battery packs themselves. The battery packs have serial numbers beginning with GLW, which is printed on a white sticker on the top of the battery pack, below the bar code. Hovertrax 2.0 is printed on the front of the hoverboard.
Anyone in with of a Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard can contact Razor through their website at Razor.com. Once on the site, simply click on CPSC Safety Recalls for more information. You can also get on the phone and call 866-467-2967 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.