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Recall: Segways 'randomly reverse'
Sydney Morning Herald ^
| September 15, 2006 - 11:50AM
Posted on 09/14/2006 10:06:01 PM PDT by fishhound
Segway is recalling all 23,500 of the self-balancing scooters it has shipped because of a software glitch that can make its wheels unexpectedly reverse direction, throwing off the rider -- and in at least one incident, break some teeth.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday said consumers should stop using the vehicles immediately. Segway is cooperating on the voluntary recall.
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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: chiropractor; dump; eekamouse; fling; hatewhenthathappens; segwaaaaaaaaay; segway
One company isintroducing these things in Boston for guided mobile tours.
The guy who pitch the idea to his boss at the tour company:
"Boss, People love these things we'll make money....it'll be a slam dunk."
posted on 09/14/2006 10:06:03 PM PDT
"Segways Randomly Reverse"
Segway = new pet name for John Kerry? Let's ask Ther-aaa-sa.
posted on 09/14/2006 10:14:09 PM PDT
(War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
the official(and environmentally friendly) vehicle of the democratic party
posted on 09/14/2006 10:23:45 PM PDT
John Travolta decides IT "beats dealing with the airline companies".
I voted for the war before i voted against it
posted on 09/14/2006 10:24:31 PM PDT
Segway Human Individual Transport
posted on 09/14/2006 10:27:18 PM PDT
"...break some teeth...."
The Segway was trumpted as an invention that would revolutionize the world. Now we see that it's nothing more than another tool for dentists.
posted on 09/15/2006 6:04:27 AM PDT
(Consider that nearly half the people you pass on the street meet Lenin's definition of useful idiot)
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