The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling 300,000 self-balancing Onewheel electric skateboards 

The recall is due to reported deaths and injuries associated with these skateboards 

Future Motion Inc., the company producing these skateboards, received reports of four deaths between 2019 and 2021 

Injuries reported include traumatic brain injuries, upper- and lower-body fractures, and head trauma 

The CPSC explained that the skateboards can stop balancing the rider if their limits are exceeded, potentially causing crashes 

The recall applies to all models of Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards 

Only Original Onewheel or Onewheel+ owners are advised to dispose of their products, with a prorated refund offered as Onewheel store credit 

Onewheel GT, Onewheel Pint X, Onewheel Pint, and Onewheel+ XR owners are encouraged to update their firmware when available within six weeks 

Three of the four reported deaths involved riders not wearing helmets, emphasizing the importance of protective gear 

The recalled Onewheel skateboards were sold between January 2014 and September 2023, ranging in price from $1,050 to $2,200