Recall: You May Want To Check Your Childs Hoverboard
If you bought your child a hoverboard, there is a particular brand that is being recalled due to a malfunctioning battery that have been catching on fire.
When I learned about the faulty battery packs for a hoverboard, I immediately texted my sons mom to find out what kind she bought him out of caution because I've seen him ride it but never looked to find out what brand he had. The good news is he has a different brand hoverboard.
If you are wondering what brand has defective battery backs, its the Razor brand that have GLW battery packs that were put in the Hovertrax 2.0 brand.
According to WOOD, the recall is for the removable GLW battery packs that were in the Hovertrax 2.0 between September of 2016 and August of 2017. There were nearly 240,000 hoverboards that had the GLW battery packs installed.
It may not be a bad idea to double check you kids hoverboard to see if it has a GLW battery pack in it. Here is what to look for; there will be a GLW that has large letters on the battery pack. The GLW will also be in the serial numbers at the beginning and found on a white sticker that is on the top side of the pack just underneath the bar code.
So if you bought a hoverboard at Target, Toys R Us or Walmart or online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and spent about $460 for it. You definitely are going to want to check the one you purchased out.
These GLW battery packs have been know to start smoking when they overheat and could start a fire. So far no injuries have been reported, but if they are recalling them there has for sure been some problems.
If you have purchased a Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard you need to reach out to Razor and they will inform you on how you can a free replacement battery pack. You call call 866.467.2967 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or click here to take care of online.