The manufacturer of Onewheel GT electric skateboards has issued a recall of the front footpad on those products, citing a commonly occurring malfunction that put riders at risk.
According to the announcement through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the footpad can fail to disengage despite a rider’s attempt to stop. The board’s continued movement poses a risk to bystanders.
Future Motion sold more than 22,000 footpads, either as part of a Onewheel GT or separately as a replacement, which are now recalled. Consumers are advised to contact Forward Motion and see if the serial number on their skateboard matches the recalled products. Recalled footpads will be replaced free of charge.
The affected Onewheel GT boards sold between March and June of 2022 at a retail price of about $2,200.
The recalled component inspired 813 reports of malfunctioning, with 11 injuries reported, including bruising and a twisted ankle.
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