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Segway PT, p133, e167, XT, GT, i2 Personal (Human) Transporters

Código SIAR: 19702
Categoría: Hobby /Equipo recreacional y de deportes
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/Segway-Inc-Announces-Recall-to-Repair-Segway-Personal-Transporters
Fecha de Publicación: 14 sep, 2006
País de Origen del Producto: Estados Unidos de América
Fabricante: Segway
Descripción del Defecto: Segway Inc. Recall to Repair Segway® Personal Transporters NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued September 14, 2006, Revised September 28, 2006 Release #06-258 Segway's Recall Hotline: (800) 750-6557 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Segway Media Contact: Carla Vallone (866) 473-4929 Segway Inc. Announces Recall to Repair Segway® Personal Transporters Note: Consumer Contact change. WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Segway Personal Transporter (PT) [also known as the Segway Human Transporter (HT)] Units: About 23,500 Manufacturer: Segway Inc., of Bedford, N.H. Hazard: The personal 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. Incidents/Injuries: Segway Inc. has received six reports of the personal transporter not operating properly, resulting in injuries to the head and wrist of users. Description: 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. Sold through: Segway authorized dealers and distributors, directly from Segway Inc., and by certain resellers from March 2002 through mid-September 2006 for prices ranging from $4,000 to $5,500. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should stop using the Segway PT immediately and contact the company to receive a free software upgrade. Consumer Contact: Call Segway Inc. at (800) 750-6557 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.segway.com. Segway Inc. and Segway authorized dealers and distributors are directly notifying owners of these products.