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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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.
When were recalled scooters sold?
Recalled products were sold from 2018 through 2019 at Target stores nationwide and online and by Jetson online from 2019 through 2021 for between $100 and $150.
What should owners do?
Consumers are encouraged to contact Jetson via their website for a full refund. Consumers shouldn’t throw their Rogue’s battery in the trash and should follow local procedures established by their municipal recycling center for disposal of recalled lithium-ion batteries, the recall said.
Camille Fine is a trending visual producer on USA TODAY’s NOW team.
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