Consumer Product Safety

Press release 2010.07.22 [Prevention of accidents due to electric wheel chairs with handles]

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Prevention of accidents due to electric wheel chairs with handles

National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Product Safety Technology Center
July 22, 2010

The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) held a press briefing on the prevention of accidents due to electric wheel chairs with handles.

1. Press release

Release date:
July 22, 2010
Title:
Prevention of accidents due to electric wheel chairs with handles
Publisher:
Product Safety Technology Center
Summary:
Among the product accident information reported to the Product Safety Technology Center, many accidents have been occurred with electric wheel chairs with handles, and most of the causes of such accidents are due to improper use or carelessness. The accidents are falls, rollover and collisions, ratio of causing death and/or serious injuries is high. In order to prevent these accidents, NITE decided to offer information on items users have to be aware upon riding, checking, and driving them as well as the information on accidents to conduct promotion of consumers’ awareness.
Press briefing paper in Japanese

For more information;
National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Product Safety Technology Center, Product Safety Investigation Division

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