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Onewheel Skateboard Recall Lawyers

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Onewheel Skateboard Recall Lawyers

The Lyon Firm is investigating Onewheel skateboard injury claims on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. Hundreds of American consumers have suffered severe injuries on Onewheels and many have filed product liability lawsuits against Future Motion, the parent company of the recalled skateboards.

After years of injury reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finally began urging consumers to stop using Future Motion Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards. At the time of the CPSC warning, in 2022, Future Motion refused to issue a blanket recall for the products that caused numerous serious injuries as well as four deaths. The California e-skateboard maker rejected the safety commission’s consumer warnings as “unjustified and alarmist.”

The CPSC has long warned that the e-skateboard riders could be ejected from the board, possibly resulting in head trauma and other severe injuries. At least four related deaths were reported to authorities between 2019 and 2021. 

The Onewheel product allegedly failed to provide balance support for riders or suddenly stopped while in motion. Reported self-balancing skateboard injuries have included traumatic brain injury, concussion, paralysis, upper-body fractures, lower-body fractures, and ligament damage.

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Those who have been affected by these products may be entitled to significant financial compensation for losses. Pursuing legal action may be needed to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to under the law.

If you or a loved one were injured by a Onewheel skateboard device, you should contact the Lyon Firm immediately online or by calling (513) 381-2333. We can set up a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case and determine what your next steps are. Read on to learn more about the Onewheel recall and what you can do to pursue justice for your losses.

What Damages Are Available for a Onewheel Skateboard Recall Claim?

Damages in a Onewheel skateboard injury case may cover a wide range of expenses and losses. Depending on the case and the severity of the injuries, compensation may cover:

  • Medical costs such as hospital expenses, medication bills, emergency room fees, and other losses
  • Lost wages if the skateboard injury victim cannot work while recovering from their injuries
  • Loss of future income if the skateboard injury affects the person’s ability to earn wages
  • Long-term expenses like ongoing treatments, rehabilitation, and therapy
  • Pain and suffering costs associated with such painful and traumatizing injuries

The compensation available in each case will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of each case. For instance, cases involving serious injuries like paralyzation, spinal injuries, brain injuries, and fatalities will warrant higher recovery amounts. 

In addition, the experience and capability of the lawyer handling the Onewheel injury case can drastically affect the amount of financial assistance awarded. For this reason, it’s crucial to work with a defective products lawyer who has a proven background in handling product recall cases.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

Have Onewheel Skateboards Been Recalled?

Yes. After repeated warnings from consumers and safety agencies, and years of denial of safety issues from the company, Future Motion has ultimately issued a recall for all models of their Onewheel electric skateboards. The Onewheel recall totals around 300,000 units. 

Prior to the 2023 recall, Future Motion denied that their products were dangerous and presented numerous safety hazards. The company has released statements that said their e-skateboards were safe when riders follow “common-sense safe riding practices that are common to any board sport.”

Are Onewheel Skateboards Unsafe?

Onewheels have a single wheel in the center of the skateboard, as the name suggests. Riders are meant to balance on the board, increasing the speed by leaning forward. Onewheel devices use gyroscopes and accelerometers to help riders balance and steer using their weight and positioning on the board.

But some users have reported abnormalities in the way the device functions. Users say that the skateboard may stop and crash downward at top speeds, propelling riders forward onto the ground.

The recent recall, and most serious safety concerns, stem from rider reports that the Onewheel can abruptly power down when its speed limit is reached. This often results in riders being thrown from the board at high speeds. The maximum speed of the top-end models run up to 19-mph, certainly fast enough to cause severe injuries to consumers. Even a nosedive from a traditional skateboard can lead to serious injury, but when you consider the speed is at least doubled, the potential for catastrophic injury rises dramatically.

The CPSC claims in their recall announcement that there have been four deaths of riders since 2019. The deaths were attributed to head trauma from accidents. The CPSC explains, “The skateboards can stop balancing the rider if the boards’ limits are exceeded, posing a crash hazard that can result in serious injury or death.”

The company recommends wearing a helmet, though there is no guarantee a helmet will prevent serious injury if the machine does not function as intended. In addition to other malfunction reports, Future Motion has received over 800 reports of their skateboards continuing to operate after the rider has dismounted.

Reported injuries from Onewheel skateboard accidents include:

    • Bone fractures
    • Concussions
    • Soft tissue damage
    • Paralysis
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Death

If you or a loved one suffered any type of injury due to a faulty Onewheel Skateboard product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact The Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your specific case in a confidential setting.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to a Onewheel accident, you may consider filing a product liability lawsuit. You can reach out to a consumer safety attorney to assist you in building the strongest case possible.

To help us streamline your case, save any evidence you may have of a product defect, including the device as well as any related photographs or videos. Compile your medical records after any injury that required medical attention, and save any correspondence you may have had with the company.

Safety engineers and product liability attorneys around the country have been investigating potentially unsafe designs of Onewheel products for years. The company maintains there are no technical issues with the skateboards. However, hundreds of contrary reports from users suggest there may be a safety design issue worth investigating.

If you file a personal injury claim against Future Motion, you will not be alone. Plaintiffs have alleged that the company has repeatedly downplayed the risks of their products and misled consumers into believing the Onewheel is easy to ride.

Some victims describe a dangerous nosedive effect in the complaints, with riders saying a nosedive accident can occur at high speeds when the skateboard experiences a “push-back glitch” in the very braking feature that is meant to safely slow speed.

Since the product was released in 2015, many injuries have led to lawsuits with plaintiffs claiming Onewheel skateboards can malfunction. In May 2020, the family of a Texas man who sustained fatal brain injuries in a 2019 nosedive accident filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Future Motion.

Contact an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer

After a loved one is seriously injured or killed in an accident, sometimes the last thing the bereaved want to do is deal with the complexities of a lawsuit. But consumer safety litigation is one of the only ways to hold negligent companies accountable for the harm they have caused. A settlement can also help a family pay for medical bills and make up for the loss of future earnings. Compensation and justice following an accident can help families move forward.

Why Should You Hire The Lyon Firm?

Our legal team has two decades of experience, and we represent injured plaintiffs in a variety of product liability litigation and class action lawsuits. We have filed consumer safety and personal injury lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs throughout the country and worked to reach settlements with some of the nation’s largest corporations. It costs you nothing to learn more about your legal options and to determine if you have a viable claim. 

Our lawyers hold negligent manufacturers accountable for producing, marketing and releasing unsafe products to the American public. Feel free to contact us at (513) 381-2333 for personalized, customized legal services for your case.

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FAQs: Onewheel Electric Skateboard Recall Lawsuits

Which Onewheel Electric Skateboard Models Are Affected by the Recall?

The Onewheel recall involves all models of Future Motion Onewheel “self-balancing” skateboards. This includes:

  • Onewheel (Original)
  • Onewheel+ XR
  • Onewheel Pint
  • Onewheel Pint X
  • Onewheel GT

The model name for the products can be found on the side of the skateboard, and the Onewheel logo can be found printed on the rail of the board. If you have any questions about whether your self-balancing electric skateboard is affected by the recall, contact a lawyer who can determine your eligibility for legal remedies.

What Is the Suggested “Fix” for the Onewheel Recall?

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using any recalled Onewheel skateboards. They are also advised to download or update their Onewheel app to include the “Haptic Buzz” firmware on their board. Haptic Buzz provides an alert functionality (both tactile and audible warnings) to alert the rider when the limits of the board are being reached or when there is a low battery or error state. 

Consumers are also instructed to visit the Onewheel website to see if they qualify for a prorated refund in the form of store credit after disposing of the product. 

Note that such repairs or fixes are never permanent solutions and should be approached with caution. For instance, there is no guarantee that the Haptic Buzz alerts won’t fail themselves, and they might not necessarily prevent nosedive accidents from happening . 

Also, refunds and store credits are usually not enough to fully reimburse the injured person for their losses. The ideal path is to pursue legal action in the form of a lawsuit for damages.

How can a defective product lawyer help me?

Defective product cases can involve some highly complex legal issues and concepts. A product liability lawyer can help you by:

  • Reviewing the facts specific to your case
  • Researching the laws that apply to your claim
  • Gathering evidence, documents, and important items for trial
  • Formulating a complete legal strategy and trial presentation
  • Negotiating for the full compensation amount allowed under the law

These services require a lawyer who has extensive experience handling defective product issues like those involved in the Onewheel recall. Without an attorney representing you, it will be difficult to complete all of these tasks on your own, especially if you are still injured and recovering.

Will I owe any legal fees up front?

At the Lyon Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis – we only collect a fee if we win the case for you, and you won’t need to pay any fees upfront. 

By employing a contingency fee basis, we demonstrate that we have the resources to litigate your case without needing money right away or upfront. If you want to understand your legal rights and options, contact us now at  (513) 381-2333 to discuss your Onewheel case and how to get started.