The Jetson Rogue hoverboard is being recalled after a fire that killed two children
A Pennsylvania fire marshal determined that a Jetson Rogue was the point of origin of a fire that killed two children, the CPSC’s notice said. The children’s parents are suing Jetson and Target, where they say they bought the hoverboard, claiming the two companies should have known about the risk of fire-related injuries due to the design of the Jetson Rogue. (The parents originally sued Walmart, but amended the complaint to sue Target.)
The CPSC also says that “there have been several other reports of recalled scooters/hoverboards burning, sparking, or melting, several of which involved reports of flames.” Both CPSC and Jetson encourage customers to stop using and charging Jetson Rogues and contact Jetson for a refund.
The Rogue recall affects about 53,000 units of hoverboards sold by Target from August 2018 through June 2019 and on Jetson’s website from January 2019 through November 2021. If you have an affected device, you can contact Jetson through the instructions on CPSC’s notice or on Jetson’s notice website, which includes photos that can help you identify if you have one of the recalled models.
Other Jetson hoverboard models are not part of the recall and are still on sale.