Future Motion was Warned About the Dangers Last Year
Prior to the announced recall in September, the CPSC evaluated the Onewheel products in 2022 and found that they could cause the rider to be ejected from the product at high speeds, which could result in serious injury or death to the rider. Future Motion refused to agree to an acceptable recall of the product after that announcement. The CPSC urged consumers not to buy the Onewheel products at that point.
Why are Onewheels Electronic Skateboards Being Recalled?
Electric skateboards have gained immense popularity in recent years, offering riders a fun and eco-friendly way to commute. Among the notable brands in this market, Onewheel has stood out for its unique single-wheel design, however, the recent recall of Onewheel products has raised significant concerns about their safety.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on September 29, 2023 that Onewheel has initiated a recall due to critical safety concerns. According to the announcement, “The skateboards can stop balancing the rider if the boards’ limits are exceeded, posing a crash hazard that can result in serious injury or death.”
The manufacturer, Future Motion Inc., has received dozens of reports of incidents involving the skateboards, including 4 deaths between 2019-2021. The reported injuries include traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, fractures, and ligament damage. The four reported deaths resulted from head trauma. Future Motion and the CPSC encourage all riders to wear personal protective equipment like a helmet while riding.
Is every Onewheel Product Being Recalled After Customer Deaths?
The recall does not encompass every single Onewheel product, but it does affect models sold between January 2014 – September 2023 which were linked to safety issues. Roughly 300,000 units are affected by this recall.
Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled models and update their boards via a firmware update to add a haptic buzz warning system.
“Haptic buzz is an alert riders can hear and feel when experiencing certain situations that can result in a crash,” Future Motion wrote in its recall statement.
What Products are Being Recalled?
The following Onewheel products have been affected by the recall:
- Onewheel+ (original)
- Onewheel GT
- Onewheel Pint X
- Onewheel Pint
- Onewheel XR
Legal Recourse for Those Affected
If you have been affected by the Onewheel recall or have experienced injuries due to Onewheel products, it’s important to understand that you have legal options. Our law firm has dealt with many cases similar to the Onewheel recall and can provide you with the guidance and representation you may need to seek justice and compensation. Contact our experienced legal team to discuss your specific case.
The Onewheel recall underscores the critical importance of product safety and consumer awareness. If you own a Onewheel electric skateboard, make sure to verify whether your model is part of the recall and take any necessary actions to ensure your safety.
If you have experienced issues with Onewheel products, don’t hesitate to explore your legal options. Our law firm is here to assist you in seeking the justice and compensation you may deserve. Your safety and well-being should always come first, and we are here to support you in that effort.