Calling All Segway Owners - You've been recalled.

According to Segway, Inc:
A condition has been identified in which the Segway PT can unexpectedly reverse the direction of the wheels which can cause a rider to fall. This can occur when the PT’s Speed Limiter tilts back the machine to slow it down and the rider goes off and then back onto the PT within a short period of time.

According to reports on the web, 23,500 Segway Personal Transporters are affected by the recall.

I don't know anyone who owns one of these devices, and was surprised to find that there are not one, but two dealers within five miles of my home.

qv: Segway: voluntary recall

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.