Vecaro hoverboards recalled over fire, explosion risk

Posted at 3:37 PM, Mar 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 15:37:49-04

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

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 and click the recall notice at the bottom of the page.