Future Motion Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard Recall, Deaths Reported

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has sounded the alarm regarding the potential dangers of Onewheel e-skateboards produced by Future Motion. The CPSC strongly advises discontinuing the use of these skateboards. The reason? Riders are at risk of being abruptly thrown off, which can result in severe injuries or even fatal consequences.

Tragically, between 2019 and 2021, there were at least four deaths associated with these skateboards, primarily resulting from head trauma. In addition to these heart-wrenching incidents, various injuries such as concussions, paralysis, and broken bones have been documented.

Understanding the Onewheel Design

Distinctive for its singular wheel in the center, Onewheel skateboards have graced the market since 2014. Identifying one is simple: the brand, Onewheel, and its specific model (like Onewheel+, Pint, or GT) are displayed on the board’s side. The wheel itself sports the Onewheel logo. As of now, these models are priced between $1050 and $2200.

Despite the CPSC’s recall advocacy, Future Motion initially resisted. But recent developments have seen the company recalling 300,000 boards. Addressing the safety issues, they’re launching a “haptic buzz” feature, which serves as an audible and tactile warning to riders about potential hazards.

Prioritizing Safety

Safety isn’t just a suggestion—it’s imperative. If you’re an owner of a Onewheel skateboard, it’s recommended to follow CPSC’s guidance and avoid using it. If you’ve faced any issues with this skateboard, consider reporting it on www.SaferProducts.gov to raise awareness for other consumers.

Considering selling or giving away your Onewheel skateboard? Think again. The CPSC advises against it to safeguard potential users.

Within personal injury law, we often witness avoidable injuries. Prioritize safety, always ensuring your well-being and the well-being of those around you.

Injured by a Onewheel Electric Skateboard?

If you, or someone you’re close to, has been harmed due to product-related issues, it’s vital to be aware of your legal rights and options. Reach out to the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC for a free consultation to discuss your situation. Call or text us at 757-233-0009.

Featured Photo Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)