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55 YO consumer reports that the one wheeled transportation device fails and when that happens the deivce tilts forward at a 45 degree angle lurching the rider off the device. This device is defective and could cause injury if they are knocked off and fall in the wrong place.

Product Details
  • Product Description: Onewheel A self-balancing electric powered personal transportation device looking a little like a skateboard but with a 11-inch tire in the center. Model Onewheel XR
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Future Motion Inc.
  • Brand Name: Onewheel
  • Model Name or Number: Onewheel XR
  • Serial Number: 2045202611
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  • Purchase Date: 1/8/2021
  • Product Category: Sports and Recreation
  • Product Type: Cycling, Scooters, Skateboards & Skates
  • Product Code: Hoverboards and powered skateboards (5025)
Associated Recall
Incident Details
  • Incident Description: I purchased the Onewheel XR and it arrived last week. The safety flaw comes when the product either is pushed beyond the limits of product or if there is a failure in the computerized system. When either thing happens, the board immediately shuts down and the board tips forward at about 45-degree angle. This product reaches 20 mph.. As an example; please consider riding a normal four-wheeled skateboard: When it becomes necessary to bail off a skateboard, it is possible to jump off and outrun the fall because the skateboard remains level. But, the Onewheel tips forward at high speeds during a catastrophic failure (which can be caused by exceeding the product's capability-and if this happens it's at highest speed, 20+mph and suddenly it tips forward at the extreme angle and results in catapulting the rider headfirst into the groun). This is a fatal flaw as people have died because of this obvious flaw. Please refer to a huge number of [REDACTED] videos that clearly demonstrate the inherent danger associated with this terrible design flaw and safety hazard.
  • Incident Date: 1/8/2021
  • Incident Location: Home/Apartment/Condominium
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: No Incident, No Injury
  • My Relationship to the Victim: Self
  • Gender: Unknown
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 55 years
Comments from the Manufacturer/Private Labeler
Additional Details
  • Submitter has product?:
  • Product was damaged before incident?:
  • Product was modified before incident?:
  • If yes to any, explanation:
  • Have you contacted the manufacturer?:
  • If Not, Do you plan to?:
  • Report Number: 20210111-2555B-2147366558
  • Report Date: 1/11/2021
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 2/3/2021
  • Report First Publication Date: 2/18/2021
  • Category of Submitter: Consumer