Hoverboards are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which contain highly-flammable chemicals that can explode. Fires and severe burn injuries can occur when batteries are overcharged or get too hot.
Need a Texas Hoverboard Explosion Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was burned by a hoverboard fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Swagway Hoverboard Class Action Lawsuit
In December 2015, a class action (PDF) was filed against Swagway by Michael Brown, a man from New York who bought a hoverboard from Modell’s Sporting Goods on November 24.
His children opened the toy on December 6 and used it until the batteries ran low. While recharging, the hoverboard exploded and burned down part of his house. According to the complaint:
“Approximately 45 minutes later, the Swagway Hoverboard burst into flames. The flames ignited the packaging materials, which were located nearby the Swagway Hoverboard.”
The class action is seeking compensation for everyone who purchased a Swagway hoverboard from Modell’s stores nationwide. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on December 10, 2015 — In Re: Michael Brown v. Swagway LLC, et al. — Case No. 3:15-cv-00588.
CPSC Issues Warning on Hoverboard Fires & Explosions
In July 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled over 500,000 hoverboard and self-balancing scooters. The agency received at least 99 reports of hoverboard batteries overheating, smoking, catching fire, and/or exploding, including reports of burn injuries and property damage.
Hoverboards recalled by the CPSC include:
- Digital Gadgets LLC – Hover-Way (16,000) — 17 reports of batteries overheating, 2 burn injuries, and 2 reports of property damage
- Hoverboard LLC – Powerboard (70,000) — 27 reports of fires, sparking, or overheating.
- Hype Wireless – Hype Roam (25,000)
- Keenford – iMoto (84,000)
- PTX Performance Products USA – Airwalk Self-Balancing Electric Scooter (4,900)
- Razor USA LLC – Hovertrax (28,000)
- Swagway LLC – Swagway X1 (267,000) — 42 reports of hoverboard explosions or fires, 16 severe burn injuries (leg, neck, and arm) or property damage.
- Yuka Clothing – Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, HoverShark, NWS, X, Glider, and X-Rider (800)
- Boxcov’s – Orbit (1,300)
- Overstock.com – All hoverboards (4,300)
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, we are not filing a hoverboard class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were burned by hoverboard explosions and fires.
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful when a lot of people have similar legal claims, such as seeking refunds for a defective hoverboard. Everyone joins together and collectively seeks compensation. Any payout is divided equally after lawyers take a percentage.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Hoverboard explosions and fires have caused dozens of severe injuries, at least 60 fires, and over $2 million in property damage. Because each case is unique, they need to be handled individually.
This is why instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits. We hold manufacturers accountable for selling dangerous products. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your physical injuries, medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Need a Hoverboard Lawyer in Texas?
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