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All Segways recalled: Big Bummer

  1. Sep 27, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    All Segways recalled: Big Bummer!!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/27/national/27SEGW.html?ex=1065326400&en=570465582dc6c345&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2003 #2

    megashawn

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    Ya, freaking bunch of sissies. Well, actually, as I understood, there have been 3 injuries out of the 6000 sold.

    It has a problem with tipping with a low battery because it is stabilized by a gyro, which, is a powered device.

    The battery gets low, the gyro loses its ability, and well, 2+2=you fall on the ground.

    I mean, how many people get hurt on roller skates, or heck, just walking in general.

    I know I've twisted my ankle twice this year, just walking. All the crazy stuff I do, and I get hurt walking.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2003 #3
    this is a real bummer for the proponents of the Segway, as the Segways now have a bad image -- the image of being recalled, and, even worse, as unsafe.

    dean kamen must be pissed.
     
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