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2003-09-26 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Oops. The Segway’s been recalled.
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Posted by Rafael 2003-09-26 4:39:20 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [394 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 We've already got useful 2 wheeled personal transportation devices. They're called BICYCLES. I thought that the Segway was a dumb idea for the consumer market. For the ibdustrial market for warehouses and such sure. But they may have to add some landing gear
Posted by Cheddarhead 2003-9-26 4:44:50 PM||   2003-9-26 4:44:50 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Even the mighty Segway must bow before Fudd's Law:

If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.
Posted by snellenr  2003-9-26 5:14:30 PM||   2003-9-26 5:14:30 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 How much was spent on this thing and they never figured out what would happen if the battery died?
Posted by Anonymous 2003-9-26 5:18:21 PM||   2003-9-26 5:18:21 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Well there is a low battery indicator, so it seems to me that once the warning has been given that the battery needs recharging, any further use constitutes an increased risk to the rider and any injury sustained as a result of ignoring the warning is solely the rider's responsibility.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-9-26 5:35:23 PM||   2003-9-26 5:35:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 B-A-R, come on! How's a ambulance-chasing darwin award representative lawyer to earn a living?
Posted by Frank G  2003-9-26 6:03:37 PM||   2003-9-26 6:03:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#6  B-A-R,check side of cigarette package.Sure didn't stop lawsuits against tobacco industry.(As a lifetime non-smoker,I personaly don't think anyone who began smoking after 1970 should ever be allowed to sue tobacco industry).Remember,Segway was/is marketed as being safe and simple to use.Incidentaly,a columnist on ESPN's Page 2 website(cannot remember his name)predicted lawsuits over Segway when it was first introduced.His idea was an item marketed as being safe was sure to get fraud lawsuits filed the first time someone fell off.
Posted by Stephen 2003-9-26 6:43:03 PM||   2003-9-26 6:43:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Stephen - It was Gregg Easterbrook, the link is here, a bit over halfway down.
Posted by Raj 2003-9-26 9:54:52 PM|| [http://angrycyclist.blogspot.com]  2003-9-26 9:54:52 PM|| Front Page Top

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