King Song Electric Unicycles Pose Fire and Injury Risk

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning that some electric unicycles may be unsafe because of the risk of fire. The federal agency is urging owners of the King Song electric unicycle model number KS-16S to get rid of them at a recycling or household hazardous waste drop-off site. The CPSC has received reports of one fire related to the unicycles that result in smoke inhalation injuries to two people and substantial property damage to a commercial building.

Manufacturers Have Refused to Recall Products

The agency tested the products and determined that the battery pack could overheat and catch fire. Manufactured by King Song Intell Co. of China, the unicycles are imported and sold by companies including EWheels of Miami Beach, Florida. CPSC officials said King Song and EWheels have refused to recall the product. The potentially dangerous unicycles have “King Song” printed on their pedals and come in various colors, including white, silver matte, black or black. Each has a black tire and multi-colored lights that light up when used. The unicycles are sold for between $1,200 and $1,350 online at ewheels.com and other retailers. The battery-powered unicycles go further than faster than the manual versions.

Lithium Ion Battery Dangers

Most of the devices we use daily contain lithium-ion batteries, which can be particularly dangerous when they have manufacturing defects or are made with cheap or substandard parts. Poorly manufactured lithium-ion batteries could result in deadly fires and/or explosions, which could cause major injuries or even fatalities. Product manufacturers are responsible for making products that are safe for consumers. Suppose a defective product or faulty battery has injured you. In that case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injuries such as scarring or disfigurement, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. Injured victims would also be well advised to contact experienced product defect attorneys who will fight for their rights and help them seek and obtain fair compensation for all their losses. Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/king-song-electric-unicycles-fire-risk-cpsc-ewheels/

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