Segway Personal Transporters were supposed to usher in a new way to get from spot to spot. It appears that one of the spots may be nearest Emergency Room.
Segway is recalling about 23,000 of its Personal Transporters. The company said the transporter can unexpectedly apply reverse torque to the wheels, which can cause a rider to fall.
This can occur when the device is tilted back by the Speed Limiter and the rider comes off and then back onto the device within a short period of time
Segway Inc. has received six reports of the personal transporter not operating properly, resulting in injuries to the head and wrist of users.
This recall involves all Segway PT i167, i170 and i180 (i Series) models, the p133 (p Series), XT (cross-terrain transporter), GT (golf transporter) and i2 models.
These units were sold to consumers and commercial customers. All e167 (e Series) models, which were sold to commercial users, also are included in this recall. No other models are involved in this recall. The name, Segway, appears on the front bumper and/or on the handlebars of the personal transporter.