Recall: Off-Board Chargers For Segway Personal Transporters (PT)
On 2017-05-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Off-Board Chargers For Segway Personal Transporters (PT) due to a potential shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $920.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Human Transporters category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
A wire inside the charger can detach and touch the side of the charger, posing a shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Segway PT Off-Board Chargers manufactured from January 2015 to October 2016 with part number 23288-00001. The chargers are black, box-shaped and measure 8 inches wide by 13.75 inches deep by 4 inches high. Two wires used to connect the unit to Segway PT batteries extend from one end. The Segway brand name is on the charger above these wires. Chargers with the following serial numbers are included in the recall: 15201C000362, 15201C000364, 15201C000366, 15208C000404, 15208C000406, 15222C000460, 15225C000486, 15225C000489, 15225C000494, 15242C000546, 16210C000621, 16210C000629, 16210C000630, 16210C000631, 16210C000632, 16210C000635, 16210C000636, 16214C000638, 16214C000639, 16214C000641, 16214C000642, 16214C000643, 16214C000645 and 16214C000646. The serial number and part number are on a silver data plate attached to the bottom of the charger.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Segway dealers and distributors and directly from Segway Inc. from January 2015 through April 2017 for about $920.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers, unplug and contact Segway or the Segway dealer from whom it was purchased to receive a free replacement power cord equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Segway is contacting consumers directly.
Segway toll-free at 866-473-4929 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.segway.com and click on Off-Board Charger Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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