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  • CPSC Recalls King Song Electric Unicycles

    unicycleIn light of significant fire and injury hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to discontinue using and to immediately dispose of King Song’s electric unicycles. Electric unicycles are single-wheeled, self-balancing devices. Over the last few years, they have become increasingly popular for both recreation and transportation purposes.

    The King Song electric unicycles involved in the CPSC’s recall are labelled with the model number KS16S. So far, the CPSC has received one report of a fire that caused substantial damage to a commercial building and two reports of individuals sustaining smoke inhalation. Smoke inhalation is a serious injury that can lead to numerous medical complications, including:

    • Confusion
    • Fainting
    • Seizures
    • Coma
    • Respiratory failure

    According to the CPSC’s tests, King Song’s electric unicycles contain a defect that causes the battery pack to overheat, creating a risk of fire. Even in light of this data, King Song (a manufacturing firm based out of China) and EWheels, the product’s stateside importer and seller, are refusing to voluntarily recall the dangerous unicycles.

    How to Tell If Your Unicycle is Being Recalled

    You can check to see if you are in possession of one of King Song’s recalled unicycles in a few different ways. King Song will be printed on both of the unicycle’s pedals, along with the serial model number KS16S. The units involved in the recall are white, silver, matte black, or black with a black tire and multi-colored lights that light up. The unicycles are being sold for anywhere from $1,200 to $1,350 online through EWheels as well as through other online sellers.
    Product manufacturers, suppliers and sellers all have a duty to produce and sell safe products. But, just like EWheels and King Song are refusing to recall their electric unicycles despite confirmation that they were involved in a major property fire and two severe cases of smoke inhalation, some manufacturers place more value on financial gains than the physical safety of their loyal consumer base. Due to the two companies’ failure to prioritize safety, the CPSC is urging consumers not to purchase or sell the unicycles and to dispose of them at a recycling facility or household hazardous waste collection point. To learn more about this recall, please visit this link.

    If a product caused an injury because of an unsafe design, manufacturing defect, or failure to provide proper instructions and warnings, the victim may have a products liability lawsuit. To learn more about filing a products liability claim, someone at our firm can help. Contact a representative online now.

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