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2023-12-27T17:05:56+00:00
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Hoverboard recall (Photos: Shutterstock/Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Hover-1 Helix hoverboard recall.
  • Their batteries pose a fire risk.
  • Contact Hover-1 for a replacement.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of a highly popular product during the holiday season.

The items in question are DGL Group hoverboards, which have been flagged as a possible threat to consumers.

The recall was issued due to possible risks associated with the Hover-1 Helix hoverboards in Camouflage and Galaxy colors.

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The recall is due to a problem with the lithium-ion battery that can cause overheating, becoming a potential fire hazard.

The hoverboards in question can be identified by certain serial numbers, which contain the codes 15914, 19203 or 19988.

This is the fifth code of the six-digit serial number located on the bottom of the dashboard.

These products are marked ‘Hover-1’ on the front and have the ‘Hover-1 Helix’ model identification and serial number on separate labels on the bottom.

Hoverboard recall

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Consumers who have purchased these hoverboards are urged to stop using them immediately and contact Hover-1.

They will receive instructions on how to get a replacement hoverboard for free.

This recall has been prompted by three concerning reports DGL has received of fires associated with these hoverboards.

They have been linked to five cases of people suffering headaches, nausea or coughing from smoke inhalation, in addition to about $25,000 in reported property damage.

Where were they sold?

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These products were sold online through Walmart and Amazon, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

They were available for purchase from September 2020 to December 2021, with an approximate price between $170 and $200.

The CPSC has indicated that DGL Group can be reached in various ways.

For more information and questions, consumers can contact DGL toll-free at 888-556-8426, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Other ways to contact DGL Group

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Online support is available through the official Hover-1 website.

Simply visit the their safety information page at https://www.hover-1.com/pages/important-safety-information.

Or you can visit www.hover-1.com and select ‘Important Recall Information’ at the top of the page.

Preserving the safety and well-being of consumers remains the highest priority.

Associated risks and urgent measures

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Anyone who owns one of these hoverboards identified as risky are strongly urged to take immediate action.

This call to action is primarily intended to mitigate and prevent any potential risks associated with the continued use of these products.

The importance of rigorously following the instructions and guidelines provided by the company manufacturer, in this case, Hover-1, cannot be understated.

These instructions not only offer guidance on how to proceed in this situation, but also detail the steps necessary to obtain a replacement.

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