Boosted asks regulators to help handle its smoking electric skateboard problem


Boosted has turned to federal regulators to help handle the investigation into two battery failures on its electric skateboards last month. Boosted reported its short circuit problems to the Consumer Production Safety Commission, according to a statement issued on its website and social media accounts.

The California-based startup stopped shipping units of its second-generation Boosted Board after two users reported smoking batteries in early November. Boosted also told customers who had already received the board to stop riding until a fix was found.

The CPSC led investigations earlier this year into the battery problems that plagued the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and a number of different hoverboard companies. Both cases resulted in…

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