Hoverboards Recalled by Tesco, Argos, John Lewis and Menkind Over Explosion Fears
The recall comes after sustained safety fears.
A number of hoverboards sold by major retailers such as Argos, Tesco and John Lewis have been recalled due to safety concerns.
Hoverboards have been a popular Christmas present this year, but there are fears the hoverboards are unsafe , for there is a risk of fire and explosion due to poor design, construction and failure to meet British electrical safety standards.
Customers who have bought one of the recalled hoverboards are urged to stop using it immediately and return it to the retailer.
The following hoverboards have been recalled:
Menkind and Red5: Flywheels in black, white and red. Codes 51974, 51976,and 51977 and SmartGlider in "cool white", "Dazzling red" and "jet black" Codes: 51979, 51980, 51978
Argos: Nevaboard - catalogue code: 455/7669
Tesco: iCandy airboard glider - all models
If you have bought a hoverboard from any of the following retailers it is strongly advised that you contact them to determine whether your product is the subject of a recall action. For further advice, you can call the following hotlines.
Tesco - icandy helpline: 01543 495 243
Argos: 0345 600 5388
Red5: 0333 577 7334
Menkind: 0344 567 0710
John Lewis: 03456 049 049
The recent recalls have followed warnings from Amazon, who were offering refunds to anyone who had purchased the devices ahead of Christmas.