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Segway has issued a recall for all of its personal transporters because some riders fall off when the batteries start running out of power.

In a statement on its website, the company says:

"Under certain operating conditions, particularly when the batteries are near the end of charge, some Segway HTs may not deliver enough power, allowing the rider to fall. This can happen if the rider speeds up abruptly, encounters an obstacle, or continues to ride after receiving a low-battery alert."

Segway has received reports of just three people who have fallen off their Segway which may be related to this feature. One rider received a forehead injury requiring stitches. Not exactly a Ford Pinto-size debacle, is it?

We think a little danger introduced into the lives of Segway users is perhaps a good thing. We want Extreme Segway and we want it now. ®

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