Manufacturers must ensure that their products are safe to use. While the Onewheel can be a fun and fast way for people to get around, unfortunately, many riders have reported that they were seriously injured, or placed at risk of serious injury, due to one of the Onewheel’s several alleged safety defects.
The Arnold Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit that claims the Onewheel device has a design flaw, or other defects, that makes riding it inherently dangerous. The lawsuit also alleges that the manufacturer of Onewheel has not complied with consumer protection and warranty laws, thereby putting consumers and users of the product at serious risk.
Of the defects alleged, the most serious one causes the Onewheel to randomly and unexpectedly stop, resulting in the rider taking a “Nosedive.” This occurs because the motor can shut off without warning – no matter how fast, or slow, the Onewheel and its rider are traveling. This sudden seizure causes the rider to fly off of the board and can result in the rider slamming onto the ground nose first. When riders take a Nosedive at speeds up to 19 mph, it can lead to serious and permanent physical injuries.
Whether you have experienced an injury due to Nosedive or not, your Onewheel may still be defective and may be placing you at risk. Even if you have not been injured, you might have product liability claims under various state and federal consumer protection and warranty laws. Manufacturers, like Future Motion, Inc. which makes the Onewheel, not only have a responsibility to provide safe products to the public, they must also provide consumer warranties that require repairs or refunds, in certain situations.
Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Future Motion, Inc. is the manufacturer of Onewheel XR and Onewheel Pint. The company has sold thousands of Onewheel XR and Onewheel Pint devices nationwide.