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Importer recalls electric unicycles because batteries can ignite

Published December 2, 2022

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission is conducting a recall with eWheels, the importer of Gotway and Begode electric unicycles, because the products' lithium-ion batteries can ignite.

The CPSC said the recall involves about 500 products. The Commission said there have been 14 reported incidents of the unicycles catching on fire, including reports of property damage and one injury.

Consumers are being told to immediately stop using the recalled unicycles and contact eWheels for a free replacement battery pack. eWheels is contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers can contact eWheel by email at, call collect at 305-432-2788 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday. The CPSC also suggested that consumer visit a recall page at As of Friday morning, that page did not exist.

The recall involves Begode and Gotway-branded electric unicycles, models MSP (also known as MSuper Pro), Nikola+ and RS. All unicycles are black and have the GW logo on both sides. The RS unicycles also have the RS logo on one side. RS and MSP models have red lines on the pedals. Nikola+ unicycles have multicolored lights around the rim, and "Gotway Nikola" is printed on the top.

The products were sold online at from April 2020 through June 2021 for between $2,000 and $2,500, depending on the model.

The CPSC also warned that consumers should not throw away recalled batteries in the trash. 

"Recalled lithium-ion batteries should be disposed of in accordance with any local and state ordinances, following the procedures established by your municipal recycling center for damaged/defective/recalled lithium batteries, because these potentially hazardous batteries must be handled differently than other batteries. Do not throw this recalled battery in the trash. Do not deposit this recalled battery in used battery recycling boxes found at various retail and home improvement stores," the CPSC said in a recall notice. 

More information: CPSC recall notice | eWheels recall page.

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