Future Motion recalled its Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards, according to a statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

CPSC found that the equipment could cause the rider to be ejected from the product resulting in injury or death. There have been at least four reported deaths between 2019 and 2021 and multiple reports of serious injuries after the product failed to balance the rider or suddenly stopped in motion. The reported deaths resulted from head trauma. Reported injuries include traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, upper-body fractures, lower-body fractures, and ligament damage.

The Onewheel products are self-balancing electric skateboards with a single wheel in the middle of the board and front and rear footpads where the rider stands astride the wheel. Onewheel and model Onewheel+, Pint or GT appear on the side of the skateboard. The Onewheel logo is printed on the skateboard’s wheel. The serial number can be found on the underside of the bottom of the skateboard rail.

Onewheel products have been sold since 2014, online here and by authorized independent dealers nationwide.  Current models are priced between $1050 and $2200.

Future Motion has refused to agree to an acceptable recall of the product. 

CPSC intends to continue pursuing a recall for consumers. CPSC urges consumers not to buy the Onewheel.  If they own one or purchased one, consumers are urged not to use it due to the ejection hazard.

Consumers should report incidents with the Onewheel or product-related injury here.

Photo courtesy One Wheel (Pint)