Authorities request to stop using the one-wheel electric skateboard ``Onewheel'' where four people died in an accident

Regarding the one-wheel electric skateboard ' Onewheel ' that can move just by balancing on the board, the American Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) asked consumers to immediately stop using all models. . According to the CPSC, at least four people have died in Onewheel accidents between 2019 and 2021, and various other serious injuries have been reported.

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Stop Using Onewheel Self-Balancing Skateboards, CPSC Warns

'Onewheel' developed by American company Future Motion was launched in 2015 as a one-wheel electric skateboard that anyone can easily ride. Future Motion has released multiple models since then, and some models reach a maximum speed of 16 to 19 miles (about 25 to 30 km). The price at the time of article creation is about $ 1050 to $ 2200 (about 146,000 yen to 307,000 yen).

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Onewheel was popular as an easy and thrilling ride, but in August 2022, a defect was found in the foot pad of the Onewheel GT model, and CPSC and Future Motion cooperated to announce a recall . Normally, the board stops automatically when the footpad detects that the rider has stepped off, but with the Onewheel GT, the board continues to move even after the rider has stepped off due to a malfunction, which can cause injury to people around you. It was because it was recognized that there was

However, in a statement dated November 16, the CPSC advised consumers to stop using all Onewheel, Onewheel+, Onewheel+XR, Onewheel Pint, Onewheel Pint X and Onewheel GT models due to the risk of death and serious injury. Did.

The CPSC said there were fatalities and injuries to riders who were thrown as a result of the Onewheel losing balance or suddenly stopping in transit. At least four fatal accidents occurred between 2019 and 2021, and the cause of death was due to head injury. In addition, injuries such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, fracture, and ligament damage have been reported in serious injury accidents. CPSC asked for a product recall, but Future Motion refused the recall. 'The CPSC will continue to seek consumer recalls,' the statement said.

Future Motion has responded to the CPSC statement by calling it an 'unjustified and disturbing claim.'


'Safety is at the heart of Future Motion's business. We've built safety into our boards from the very first model and have continuously improved safety over the next five generations we've brought to market,' said Future Motion. He explained that although he investigated the board that was pointed out to have suddenly stopped, he did not find any underlying technical problems. And if technical issues are found, like the Onewheel GT recalled in August, they are willing to work with the CPSC.

In addition, all board sports involve the risk of crashes and injuries, and Future Motion consistently emphasizes the importance of riders wearing safety equipment and riding within their abilities. “The Onewheel is not dangerous when operated according to common sense and safe riding practices common to all board sports. We don't think so,' said Future Motion.

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