CPSC Urges consumers to immediately stop using electric unicycle

Shocker students, faculty and staff who ride electric unicycles on campus, please be aware of the following warning from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC urges consumers to stop using the unicycles with model number KS-16S immediately and dispose of them at a recycling facility or household hazardous waste collection point.

CPSC is aware of one fire associated with the electric unicycles that resulted in smoke inhalation injuries to two consumers and caused substantial property damage to a commercial building. The CPSC tested the product and determined the battery pack can overheat and presents a fire risk.

The electric unicycles are made by King Song Intell Co. Ltd., of China, and are imported and sold by EWheels LLC, of Miami Beach, Florida, and other firms.

King Song and EWheels have refused to recall the product.

The unicycle has King Song printed on the the pedals. The electric unicycles are white, silver, matte black or black with a black tire and have multi-colored lights that light up on the outside of the unit when in use. The serial number of affected products begins with “KS16S.”  The serial number is printed on a label on both pedals. The model number KS-16S is represented by KS16S at the beginning of the serial number.

CPSC urges consumers not to purchase or sell these electric unicycles due to the hazard identified. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury visit the www.SaferProducts.gov website.

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notifications, please visit www.cpsc.gov website.