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33 YOM consumer suffered a concussion, torn rotator cuff, torn biceps tendon, and a bone fleck in upper arm when riding a one-wheeled powered skateboard. Skateboard came to a full stop. He wore protective gear. Unit was later recalled. He visited ER for treatments.

Product Details
  • Product Description: OneWheel by Future Motion, Inc.
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Future Motion
  • Brand Name: Future Motion, Inc.
  • Model Name or Number: Original OneWheel
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  • Purchase Date: 4/1/2017
  • Product Category: Sports and Recreation
  • Product Type: Cycling, Scooters, Skateboards & Skates
  • Product Code: Hoverboards and powered skateboards (5025)
Associated Recall
Incident Details
  • Incident Description: Hello. I recently received an email from Future Motion, Inc. regarding a voluntary recall affecting their OneWheel devices. Future Motion contacted me because I am a registered owner. For me, this is too long in the making. I was riding my OneWheel back in the spring/summer of 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio, when the software failed and pitched me off the board onto cement at a high speed (probably nearing the 20 mph limit on the device). I was wearing full safety gear (helmet, elbow pads, knee pads), so luckily I did not sustain any major head injuries (I got a concussion). Unfortunately, I did suffer a torn rotator cuff, torn biceps tendon, and a bone fleck in my upper arm. I required surgery at my local [REDACTED] Medical Center to repair the injuries. I had complications from the surgery and as a result I now have a partially disabled left shoulder, reduced quality of life (my ability to do weight training, ordinary lifts, etc.), and large surgical scars.
  • Incident Date: 8/1/2017
  • Incident Location: Street or Highway
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: Injury - Emergency Department Treatment Received
  • My Relationship to the Victim: Self
  • Gender: Male
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 33 years
Comments from the Manufacturer/Private Labeler
Additional Details
  • Submitter has product?: No
  • Product was damaged before incident?: No
  • Product was modified before incident?:
  • If yes to any, explanation: After the injury, and after it was clear my injury was more permanent, I sold the OneWheel to a buyer online. I reported the incident to OneWheel, but all they were willing to do was was pay for the OneWheel to be shipped back to them for evaluation.
  • Have you contacted the manufacturer?: Yes
  • If Not, Do you plan to?:
  • Report Number: 20230929-F8DED-2147344951
  • Report Date: 9/29/2023
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 10/4/2023
  • Report First Publication Date: 10/19/2023
  • Category of Submitter: Consumer