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Vecaro hoverboards recalled over fire, explosion risk

Posted: 3:37 PM, Mar 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-26 19:37:49Z

Vacaro has recalled 500 self-balancing scooter/hoverboard due to a fire hazard.  The recall brands are the Vacaro brand Glide65, Drift8 and Trek 10.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat and catch fire or explode.

The recalled units were sold stores in California and online at VecaroLifeStyle.com.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Vecaro to return the unit for a free repair or credit towards a different model scooter.

Consumers can contact Vecaro toll-free at 855-637-4061 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.vecarolifestyle.com and click the recall notice at the bottom of the page.