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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.

  • Date published: 30th December 2015
  • Photography by: Alibaba

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