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Software glitch throws Segways into reverse unexpectedly

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Segway, Inc. is performing a voluntary recall of roughly 23,500 Segway Personal Transporter/Human Transporter sold to US consumers. Segway, Inc. reports that a software malfunction can cause the personal transporter to apply reverse torque causing the rider to fall off the device.

Models affected the recall include the Segway PT i167, i170, i180, p133, XT, i2, and all e167 models. The Segways were produced between 2002 and 2006 and retailed for $4,000 to $5,500.

Segway, Inc. has received six reports of accidents involving head and wrist injuries as a result of the software glitch.

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