All fashions of Onewheel self-balancing electrical skateboards are beneath recall after at the least 4 deaths and a number of accidents have been reported lately, federal regulators stated.
The 300,000 now-recalled skateboards, manufactured by the California-based Future Motion, can cease balancing a rider if the boards’ limits are exceeded — which dangers severe crashes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated.
Future Motion has acquired dozens of incident reviews involving these skateboards, the CPSC stated Friday — together with 4 deaths between 2019 and 2021 and severe accidents like paralysis, traumatic mind harm, fractures and ligament harm.
The deaths resulted from head trauma, the CPSC added. In at the least three of the reviews, the riders weren’t sporting helmets.
New guidelines sought to guard whales
A coalition of environmental teams is looking on the federal authorities to enact emergency guidelines to guard a vanishing species of whale from deadly collisions with massive ships.
The teams filed their petition with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Sept. 28 in an effort to guard the North Atlantic proper whale. The whale, which may weigh greater than 5 faculty buses, numbers lower than 340 and has been in steep decline lately.
Ship collisions are among the many most dire threats to the survival of the whale, in line with NOAA. The teams cited a proposed rule from the company designed to stop such ship strikes by making extra vessels decelerate for whales. NOAA has but to launch a last up to date velocity rule regardless of proposing new guidelines greater than a yr in the past, the environmental teams stated.