from the whoops dept
theodp writes “The maker of the Segway has agreed to recall the motorized scooters because riders have been injured falling off when its batteries are low. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Friday, saying that three people had been injured. One suffered a head wound and needed stitches. The recall involves about 6,000 of the single-rider, two-wheeled scooters that can travel up to 12 mph. The company is offering a free software upgrade.” For a company that promoted just how safe these things were, and how difficult it was to fall off of them, this doesn’t look good.