Onewheel Electric Skateboard Lawsuits
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for 300,000 Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards. These skateboards can stop balancing riders, posing a serious crash hazard resulting in injuries and even fatalities. The manufacturer, Future Motion Inc., has received reports of multiple deaths and various serious injuries due to the now recalled skateboards. It is critical to stop using these skateboards if you own one of the affected models.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for 300,000 Onewheel Electric Skateboards due to a critical safety concern. These skateboards can stop balancing the rider if their limits are exceeded, creating a severe crash hazard that can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Future Motion Inc., the manufacturer, has received numerous reports of incidents involving these electric skateboards. This includes four deaths that occurred between 2019 and 2021. In addition to these fatalities, injuries such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, upper and lower-body fractures, and ligament damage have been reported. Notably, most of the fatal accidents resulted from head trauma, with at least three of them involving riders who were not wearing helmets.
If you own one of the affected models, the CPSC advises that you to stop using it immediately. According to Future Motion, Inc., if you own the Onewheel GT, Onewheel Pint X, Onewheel Pint, or Onewheel+ XR electric skateboards, you can download or update the Onewheel app to update your board’s firmware, which will include Haptic Buzz alert functionality. This feature provides a tactile and audible warning system, alerting you with a buzzing sensation and sound when you approach the board’s limits, or if there are low battery or error states. According to Future Motion, Inc., firmware updates for the Onewheel GT will be available within one week, with updates for the Pint X, Pint, and XR expected within six weeks. For those with the Original Onewheel or Onewheel+ model, the company advises you visit recall.onewheel.com to arrange for a pro-rated refund in the form of a store credit upon confirmation of disposal of the product.
This recall covers all models of Future Motion Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards, including Onewheel (original), Onewheel+, Onewheel+ XR, Onewheel Pint, Onewheel Pint X, and Onewheel GT. You can identify your model by checking the name on the side of your skateboard, with the Onewheel logo printed on the rail.
Where They Were Sold
These recalled Onewheel Electric Skateboards were available online at www.onewheel.com and other websites, as well as at independent shops across the nation. They were sold between January 2014 and September 2023, with prices ranging from $1,050 to $2,200.
Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one used a Onewheel Electric Skateboard and then suffered serious injuries such as those listed above, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover damages. Chaffin Luhana is now investigating these cases and invites you to call today at 888-480-1123.