Back to the Future or Back to the Drawing Board?


R. Scott King, BSME, Automotive / Mechanical Engineer ::::
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of certain iRover-brand Hoverboards. According to the recall notice, these self-balancing scooters have been recalled to remedy defective lithium ion battery packs that the company reports can overheat, potentially resulting in smoke, fire, and explosion.
On its website,, the manufacturer indicates the recalled hoverboards were manufactured between December 2015 and April 2017 and can be identified by Model Numbers 87644 and 86745. Even though they may appear to operate normally, iRover indicates these hoverboards are not safe and must not be used. The units are irreparable and must be replaced.
Wherever Marty McFly is, we hope he gets the news!
R. Scott King, BSME is an Automotive / Mechanical Engineer at DJS Associates and welcomes the opportunity to discuss this further with you. Scott can be reached via phone at 215-659-2010 or email at

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