Segway is recalling their “off-board charger for Segway Personal Transporter” because a wire inside the charger can detach and touch the side of the charger, posing a shock hazard. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes 17 chargers which were sold at authorized Segway dealers and distributors and directly from Segway Inc. from November 2012 through September 2015 for about $920. The recalled 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. Segway is printed on the charger above these wires. The recall includes units that were manufactured by Segway in New Hampshire from November 2012 to November 2014 with part number 23288-00001. See the CPSC notice for a list of serial numbers.
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).