Hoverboards sold at Target recalled after two Children die in Fire 


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CHICAGO, IL – Jetson Electric Bikes has recalled 42-volt Rogue self-balancing scooters/hoverboards after a 10-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister died in a fire in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, last year. 

The Hellertown Borough Fire Marshal determined that a 42-volt Jetson Rogue was the point of origin of the fire, which then spread to other parts of the house, killing the two girls and causing smoke inhalation injuries to their parents. 

The recall affects all 42-volt Jetson Rogue self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured from 2018 to 2019, which were sold in Target stores nationwide and online from August 2018 to June 2019, and on the Jetson website from January 2019 to November 2021 for $100 to $150.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the lithium-ion battery packs in the scooters can overheat and pose a fire hazard, with multiple reports of the recalled devices burning, sparking, or melting, some of which involved flames. Consumers have been urged to stop using and charging the devices immediately and to contact Jetson for a full refund. The company is contacting all known purchasers directly.

The recalled self-balancing scooters/hoverboards have two wheels with light-up hubcaps and come in black, blue, red, pink, and purple with a black platform. Jetson is printed on one side of the body and on the top of the footpads. Affected units were manufactured from 2018 through 2019 and have a UL certification label and serial number on the bottom of the unit. Affected units do not have a barcode on the bottom of the unit. Units with a barcode next to the serial number are not included in this recall. The charge port on affected units has three pins and is located to the left of the power button. Units with a charge port that has just one pin and is located to the right of the power button are not included in this recall.

The CPSC recently reminded consumers to exercise caution with micromobility devices such as hoverboards. Consumers should always be present when charging such devices and only charge them with their supplied charger. They should not use recalled hoverboards or other recalled micromobility devices. 

The recall number for the Jetson Rogue self-balancing scooters/hoverboards is 23-165. No other Jetson hoverboards are included in the Voluntary Recall. 

Consumers can visit http://www.ridejetson.com/rogue-recall for more information.


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