Future Motion recently issued a recall of approximately 300,000 Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards due to reports of accidents and fatalities. Effective September 29th, 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has raised concerns about these skateboards’ inability to balance riders at speeds exceeding their limits, which could result in serious injuries or fatalities.
This recall follows four reported deaths between 2019 and 2021 and various severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, fractures, and ligament damage. Fatalities and injuries have significantly heightened safety concerns about these popular electric skateboards, favored by thrill-seekers and commuters for their innovative design and versatility.
The recall includes various Onewheel models:
• the original Onewheel
• Onewheel+ XR
• Onewheel Pint
• Onewheel Pint X
• Onewheel GT
There have been a number of recent recalls in 2023, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. A May 12, 2023 there was a recall of General Motors vehicles with ARC airbag inflators. On June 16, 2023 Ford issued a recall for a hybrid battery defect in Ford Fusions. Generac recalled eight models of generators due to overheating and fires. Halloween Candy recalls due to choking hazards. On November 4, 2023, a recall was announced for Tyson nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties.
The experienced and aggressive attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one sustained an injury as a result of a faulty product. There are strict and short time limits on bringing claims, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.