Some 23,000 Segways are being recalled because of a risk the machine could unexpectedly apply reverse torque to its wheels, possibly causing the rider to fall.
The company has received six reports of scooters malfunctioning and riders suffering injuries to their heads and wrists. The recalled scooters were sold from March 2002 through mid-September 2006 for between four and five thousand dollars.
The recall affects all Segway personal transporter i167, i170 and i180 (i series) models, the p133, XT (cross-terrain transporter) , GT (golf transporter) and i2 models, as well as all e167 (e series) models.
Segway can be reached at 800-750-6557.