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Modell's, Swagway Hit With Suit Over 'Hoverboard' Explosion

Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 12:19 PM EST) -- A New York resident is suing self-balancing “hoverboard” maker Swagway LLC and Modell’s Sporting Goods after his newly purchased board allegedly exploded while its battery was charging, starting a fire that destroyed part of his home, according to a proposed class action filed in Indiana federal court Thursday.

Michael Brown says that although Swagway had touted its hoverboard as being made with the finest parts on its website and advertisements, the company failed to warn him that its product was actually dangerous and could self-combust, as...
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Case Information

Case Title

Brown v. Swagway, LLC et al

Case Number



Indiana Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Jon E DeGuilio

Date Filed

December 10, 2015

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