Deaths and Injuries
Four deaths have been reported, as well as multiple injuries, from consumers’ use of the Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards. There is a risk of crashing on the skateboards as the ability to balance the rider can cease working if the skateboard’s limits are surpassed. As a result, these skateboards have been recalled. The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Future Motion, Inc. The 300,000 skateboards were manufactured in the United States by Future Motion, Inc., of Santa Cruz, California.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the skateboards immediately. Click here for more information regarding the recall.
Reports of Incidents
In addition to the four deaths between 2019 and 2021, involving the use of the Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards, there have been numerous injuries. These injuries include paralysis, traumatic brain injury, concussions, fractures and ligament damage.
Extent of the Recall
The recall of the electric skateboards includes all models of the Future Motion Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards. These products include the Onewheel (original version), the Onewheel GT, the Onewheel Pint X, Onewheel Pint, the Onewheel+ XR and the Onewheel+. Consumers can find the logo and model number on the side and the rail of the skateboards.
Prior Warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Future Motion’s Refusal to Agree to a Recall
In November 2022, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to stop using the Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards because there was an ejection hazard. This danger can result in death or serious injury, as advised by the CPSC. At that time, Future Motion was not agreeable to a recall of the skateboards.
Purchase of the Onewheel Skateboards
The price for the Onewheel Skateboards ranged from $1,050 to $2,200. They could have been purchased online at www.onewheel.com, in addition to other online websites, as well as in shops. These skateboards were sold from January 2014 through September 2023.
Steps to Take if Injured
If you, or someone you know, has been injured as a result of using the Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards, you may need to seek medical treatment depending upon the severity of the injury.
Following treatment of the injuries, you should preserve the Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard. You should also document the injuries that you have suffered as a result of the use of the skateboard.
You may be entitled to compensation as a result of injuries suffered while using the skateboard. As a result, it is important to contact the experienced product liability attorneys and legal team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation. Shoop APLC has assisted many victims of defective products in obtaining monetary compensation due to the negligence of others or the existence of a dangerous and defective product recall, such as the Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards.
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