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Electric skateboards recalled due to fire hazard

Boosted says lithium ion battery pack can overheat, smoke

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After reports of battery packs overheating and smoking, Boosted is recalling more than 3,000 electric-powered skateboards.

The recall involves 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+ electric skateboards with lithium ion battery packs. “Boosted” is printed on the wooden skateboards. Serial numbers that start with S2634 through S2644 are located on a white sticker on the bottom of the boards.

The battery packs were sold as original equipment with the skateboards and are attached to the bottom of the board in a black thermoplastic enclosure.  Model number B2SR and “Boosted Lithium” are printed on the battery pack.  The battery packs have an orange power button.

While there were no injuries, the company has received two reports of the battery packs overheating and smoking, posing a fire risk. If you have had an incident involving this product, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants you to report it here.

The skateboards were sold online at boostedboards.com from September 2016 through November 2016 for about $1,500. If you have one, the CPSC says you should stop using it immediately and contact Boosted for a free replacement battery pack.

  • Boosted toll-free number: (844) 395-0070
  • Boosted website: boostedboards.com (click on Battery Pack Recall)