Recall Alert: Yvolve Sports Recalls Neon Nitro 8 Electric skateboard

Recall Alert: Yvolve Sports Recalls Neon Nitro 8 Electric skateboard

Today, we have a recall alert for concerned parents. Recently, Yvolve Sports Ltd. announced a recall for the Neon Nitro 8. The affected product is a self-balancing, battery-operated electric skateboard.

At Child Safety Store, we aim to keep parents informed of any possible dangers that could harm little ones. As we did with the UberScientific Uber Numb Cream issue, we’re signal-boosting an important product recall alert. 

Why is the Neon Nitro 8 Being Recalled?

The Neon Nitro 8 is designed for a child to place his or her feet on opposite ends of the skateboard. After gaining balance, the rider should then shift weight backwards and forwards to control the skateboard’s speed. Unfortunately, the company ended up receiving numerous complaints about the tires. It seems that the Neon Nitro 8’s tires can deflate, which puts the rider in danger of falling. As of now, there have been 117 reports of this nature. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

At the moment, this seems to be simply a precautionary recall. This issue affects roughly 10,000 units and can be remedied with a new set of updated instructions and a permanent warning label.

Identifying the Neon Nitro 8

This is a photo of the Neon Nitro 8:

Neon Nitro 8 Electric skateboard

Yvolve Sports Ltd.’s electric skateboard was sold from October 2017 through September 2018 for roughly $500. It was available at retailers including Walmart, Toys “R” Us and Amazon.

What to Do if You Own a Neon Nitro 8

If you are still in possession of the Neon Nitro 8 electric skateboard, you should make absolutely sure that your child stops using it. Fortunately, this recall appears to only require a new warning label and some updated instructions: 

Here are the recall instructions offered by Yvolve Sports Ltd.’s official website:

Consumers should stop using the skateboards immediately and contact Yvolve Sports to receive a new permanent warning label and updated instructions on how to properly inflate the tire.

New instructions can also be obtained through the firm’s website at at https://www.neonlyghts.com/pub/media/manuals/Neon_Nitro_8_IM.pdf

The warning sticker that we’ll be sending out to consumers on request will show the information below:

WARNING

  • ALWAYS keep tire pressure between 28 PSI and 32 PSI.
  • TOO LOW tire pressure can lead to unsafe and hazardous riding conditions that could result in injury.
  • TOO HIGH tire pressure can result in tire damage, leading to unsafe and hazardous riding conditions that could result in injury.

Consumers should stop using the skateboards immediately and contact Yvolve Sports to receive a new permanent warning label and updated instructions on how to properly inflate the tire. New instructions can also be obtained through the firm’s website.

Contact Yvolve Sports toll-free at 855-981-7177 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.YvolveSports.com and click on “Contact Us” for more information.

While this situation could be dangerous, it looks like a relatively easy fix for concerned parents. That is always wonderful news. Please keep an eye on the Child Safety Store blog for important updates or news about potential hazards.

Stay safe!

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