Health Canada recalls hoverboard due to lithium-ion battery explosion concerns

It’s not just the battery in the Galaxy Note 7 that is having issues as Health Canada has officially recalled the Hype Roam Electric Self-Balancing Scooter, which is known these days as the common hoverboard.

While no incidents have been reported of the hoverboard catching fire and exploding, Health Canada notes, “the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.”

In total, there are approximately 650 units affected, which were sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond stores across Canada. The model number are 888255159342; 888255159328; and 888255159304.

If you have one of these gems, Hype states you can connect with them and arrange for a repair or replacement.

[source] Heath Canada [/source]