More than 3,200 electric-powered skateboards are under recall by Boosted Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled electric skateboards are powered by lithium ion battery packs that may overheat and smoke, putting unsuspecting consumers at risk of igniting a fire.
According to the CPSC, the recalled 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+ electric skateboards with lithium ion battery packs are wooden with the “Boosted” brand name printed on the top and bottom. The electric skateboards feature an orange power button that controls the skateboard’s battery pack, which is attached to the bottom of the board within its own black thermoplastic enclosure. The battery pack should have the model number B2SR and “Boosted Lithium” printed. The serial numbers affected by the electric skateboard recall start with S2634 through S2644 and found on a white sticker along the board’s bottom.
The recalled electric skateboards were linked to two reports of overheated and smoking battery packs. Fortunately, neither of the incidents resulted in any injuries.
From September 2016 through November 2016, the recalled electric skateboards were sold exclusively online on the company’s website, boostedboards.com, for nearly $1,500. The recalled electric skateboards were manufactured in China.
Consumers in possession of one or more of the recalled electric skateboards should stop using the products until they have contacted Boosted to receive their free replacement battery pack.
For more information on the electric skateboard recall, contact Boosted toll-free at 844-395-0070 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at https://boostedboards.com and click on “Battery Pack Recall.”