Urgent Recall Alert for Onewheel Electric Skateboards: Your Safety is Our Priority

Onewheel Plus XR Electric SkateboardIn a crucial announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Future Motion Inc., California, an urgent recall for 300,000 Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards has been issued. The skateboards have been reported to lose their balance, posing a significant crash hazard that could result in severe injury or, tragically, death.

Future Motion is aware of dozens of heartbreaking incidents linked to these electric skateboards, including four deaths and numerous serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, concussions, paralysis, and various fractures. Most of these unfortunate deaths resulted from head trauma, and helmet absence was noted in at least three of these incidents. Both Future Motion and the CPSC strongly emphasize the critical importance of wearing personal protective gear while riding.

Here’s What You Need to Do Right Now

If you or your loved ones own any model of the Future Motion Onewheel electric skateboards, please stop using it immediately. For those with Onewheel GT, Onewheel Pint X, Onewheel Pint, or Onewheel+ XR electric skateboards, download or update the Onewheel app and use it to update your skateboard’s firmware to include the Haptic Buzz alert function. This new feature is warning system that lets riders feel and hear alerts when the board’s limits are being pushed, or in low battery or error states, helping to prevent potential accidents. Visit https://recall.onewheel.com for more information.

Owners of the Original Onewheel or Onewheel+ model should visit https://recall.onewheel.com to arrange for a pro-rated refund in the form of a store credit upon confirmed disposal of the product.

What to Do After Serious Injury

If you or a close relative, such as a spouse or a child, has been seriously injured in an accident with a one-wheeled electric skateboard, we may be able to help. You might be eligible to file a legal claim to hold the manufacturer, seller, and other parties financially responsible for current and future medical bills, as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

The key is to contact an attorney right away. Every state has what’s called a statute of limitations which identifies the amount of time you have after the time someone was injured to file a claim in court. An OnderLaw personal injury attorney would be happy to help collect appropriate evidence, which may include witness interviews, medical records, police records, and other important documents needed to prove your case. Our team can not only file the appropriate paperwork at the right time, but they can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. They know all of the tactics defense attorneys use to cheat you out of the compensation you deserve, and they fight back.

Have you or your family member been injured by an electric skateboard? Call OnderLaw today at 314-963-9000.

Protecting You and Your Loved Ones

At OnderLaw, your safety and wellbeing are our paramount concern. We understand the excitement and convenience that these electric skateboards bring into your life, but your safety should never be compromised. Please pay attention to this recall announcement and take the necessary steps to ensure your and your loved ones’ safety.

We stand in solidarity with all the victims of these unfortunate incidents and are committed to ensuring justice and safety for all. If you or your family have been affected by the use of these Onewheel Electric Skateboards, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your rights matter, and we are here to fight for you. Your health and safety are non-negotiable, and together, we can ensure that corporations are held accountable for ensuring the wellbeing of their customers.

In the United States, an alarming average of 212,000 young individuals between the ages of 13 and 24 were injured yearly between 2013 and 2022 in incidents related to various wheeled sports equipment, with head injuries being one of the most common. Let’s work together to bring these numbers down and create a safer environment for everyone.

Visit us at OnderLaw, where we prioritize you and your safety. Your rights, your wellbeing, your peace of mind—they matter to us. Together, let’s make a difference.

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  • Onewheel skateboard: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission