About 53,000 Jetson Rogue Hoverboards were recalled due to fire hazards after the deaths of two children.
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53,000 Jetson Hoverboards Recalled After Fire Kills 2 Kids
In March 2023, about 53,000 Jetson Rogue 42-Volt Hoverboards / Self-Balancing Scooters were recalled because they can overheat and catch on fire. According to the CPSC recall:
“There have been multiple other reports of the recalled scooters/hoverboards burning, sparking or melting, several of which involved reports of flames.”
What is the Problem?
The problem is that “the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters / hoverboards can overheat, posing a fire hazard,” according to the recall website at https://ridejetson.com/pages/rogue-recall.
Was My Jetson Hoverboard Recalled?
The recalled hoverboards were manufactured in 2018 and 2019 and have a serial number beginning with the letters “ROG.” The serial number is printed on a sticker affixed to the underside of the unit.
The recalled hoverboards were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from August 2018 to June 2019, and online at www.ridejetson.com from January 2019 to November 2021.
On April 1, 2022, two girls from Hellertown, Pennsylvania died when a Jetson Rogue Hoverboard caught on fire in the middle of the night while it was charging in a first-floor bedroom.
The Hellertown Fire Marshal determined that a 42-volt Jetson Rogue was the point of origin of the fire. The fire then spread from the room of origin to other parts of the house.
The sisters, ages 10 and 15, were trapped in a bedroom on the second floor of their home. Both girls were pulled out of the burning home by firefighters, but tragically died at the hospital as a result of smoke inhalation and other effects of the fire, according to the lawsuit.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Jetson Hoverboard Fire
In September 2022, the parents of the girls who died filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jetson Electric Bikes LLC and Walmart.
The girls’ father said he bought the Jetson Rogue 42V Hoverboard from Walmart as a Christmas gift in 2018. His lawsuit alleges that the product was defective because it can spontaneously catch on fire.
The lawsuit was filed on September 21, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — Case Number 5:22-cv-037650-JFL.
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