53,000 scooters recalled over fire risk

Xavier Roger


Users of Jetson Rogue’s self-balancing hoverboards should immediately stop using and charging the product after the company announced a recall caused by multiple reports of fire hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.  

After two deaths, approximately 53,000 hoverboards were recalled over fire risks.

Jetson Electric Bikes LLC, of Brooklyn, New York, is contacting all known purchasers directly after a 10-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister died from a fire that officials say may have originated from a 42-volt Jetson Rogue on April 1, 2022 in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, the CPSC said. 

Although the cause of the fire remains undetermined, “there have been multiple other reports of the recalled scooters/hoverboards burning, sparking or melting, several of which involved reports of flames,” the recall said.

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All 42-volt Jetson Rogue self-balancing scooters/hoverboards have been recalled due to fire hazard.

The CPSC said fire resulting in the deaths of the two girls spread throughout the house and caused inhalation injuries to the parents, the Hellertown Borough Fire Marshal determined.

The self-balancing scooters have two wheels with light up hubcaps and were sold in black, blue, red, pink, and purple with a black platform. The charge port on affected units has three pins and is located to the left of the power button.


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