CPSC: Self-Balancing Two-Wheeled Balance Boards (Hoverboards)

Tony Webster filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-F-00139
Status
Completed

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From: Tony Webster

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

(a) All complaints, reports, recalls, communication, and agreements regarding self-balancing two-wheeled boards, also referred to as "hoverboards" or "balance gliders" or "gravity boards".

(b) All complaints, reports, recalls, communication, and agreements regarding the following companies or vendors:

- Airboard
- Ameritoy
- BenchTech
- CoolReall
- Cyboard
- DDLBiz
- ElecForU
- eRover
- Fit Turbo
- FITURBO
- Fortech
- Freefeet
- Future Foot
- GalaxyBoard
- HKCUBE
- Hovertrax
- HP95
- Hyperwalk
- IO Hawk
- KOOLKE
- Leray
- Locas
- mAuto
- MonoRover
- Oxboard
- Phunkee Duck
- Powerboard
- Razor
- SHINYSIBLINGS
- SHINY SIBLINGS
- ShopSwegWay
- Skque
- Smart Balance Wheel
- Smart Gear
- Swagway
- WallyGadgets
- Wonfast
- XNow
- Yinshan

FEE WAIVER REQUEST: The requested records will be published and made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The requested records will be used for non-commercial research and journalism purposes, and will significantly contribute to an understanding of government activities by the general public. In light of recent safety concerns about these devices, including falls and fires, publication of the data will benefit the public through enhanced consumer safety and awareness.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tony Webster

From: Lubin, Antoinnette

The enclosed letter acknowledges the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Your request has been assigned FOIA tracking number #16-F-00139.  Please refer to this number in all communications with the FOIA Staff.
You can reach us Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 4:30PM EST at
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  • U.S. CPSC FOIA Request Acknowledgment for Request #16-F-00139

From: Cox, Garry

Mr. Webster,
A preliminary search of your request concerning Hover Boards, Balance Gliders, and Gravity Boards shows a charge fee will be incurred. Please review the attached letter. If you accept/approve of charge fee, please sign letter and email back to me to begin processing your request.

Sincerely,

Garry L. Cox
Program Analyst
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Injury Information Clearinghouse
Room 502-07
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-504-7921
Email: gcox@cpsc.gov

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From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Acosta, Deborah

Mr. Webster,
I am in receipt of your email requesting information on the status of the above referenced FOIA request. I am happy to tell you that the information has been compiled; processed and will be released no later than June 21, 2016. The releasable information will be sent you via postal mail. If you have any additional questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via the information provided below.

Best regards,

Deborah A. Acosta
Deborah Acosta
FOIA/PA & Public Liaison
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408
Voice: 301-504-6821
Email: dacosta@cpsc.gov<mailto:dacosta@cpsc.gov>

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Commission.

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From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From:

Dear Webster Tony ,
Our records indicate that you have submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the past. We are writing to inform you that CPSC is about to launch e-FOIA Public Access Link (PAL), an online portal that will allow a FOIA requester to:

1. Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request online;
2. Check the status of an existing request;
3. E-Mail the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request
4. Upload documentation, such as a Request Description, Fee Waiver Request or a Request for Expedited Processing;
5. Download the material deemed responsive to your request along with the correspondence for your request; and
6. Submit an appeal
We anticipate launching e-FOIA PAL in June 2017, so keep checking the FOIA page on the CPSC website ( http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) for the portal's arrival. (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/NewsRoom/FOIA/Make-a-FOIA-Request) Registration Required
You register to experience the benefits of e-FOIA PAL's capabilities. We ask that you use a valid must e-mail address as your User ID. Further information is available on the e-FOIA PAL site.
Click on the link to access the e-FOIA PAL site:
http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx (http://www.cpsc.gov/pal/palMain.aspx) Certified Records
You can submit a FOIA request for certified records, check the status of the FOIA request and communicate with the Government Information Specialist assigned to the request via e-FOIA PAL.
Because certified records must bear a raised seal that is physically applied by
the Agency Secretariat, certified records will continue to be sent to FOIA requesters
via postal mail and not electronically. Additional Ways to Submit FOIA Requests and to Communicate with FOIA Staff
If you elect not to utilize e-FOIA PAL, you may continue to submit your request by postal mail, by fax to 301-504-0127 or by e-mail addressed to cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov . Please include your name, a telephone number, e-mail address and a postal mailing address in your inquiry or FOIA request. You may contact the FOIA Requester Service Center or a FOIA Public Liaison staff member for assistance. (mailto:cpsc-foia@cpsc.gov)
You can obtain more information on the FOIA Request Service Center and the Public Liaisons web page. (http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/FOIA/FOIA-Requester-Service-Center-and-FOIA-Public-Liaisons--Check-Status-of-a-FOIA-Request/)
Thank you. *****!!!
Unless otherwise stated, any views or opinions expressed in this
e-mail (and any attachments) are solely those of the author and do
not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission.

Copies of product recall and product safety information can be sent
to you automatically via Internet e-mail, as they are released by
CPSC. To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service go to the following
web page: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe
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