The self-balancing scooter, also known as Swegway, is still fairly new to the market and people have many questions about the device and how it works.  Below is a list of some things you need to know that cover most of the significant specifics. This is not about a certain brand, although you will find that most of these scooters are almost the same.

Safety

Over the last few months, a lot of people noticed that Swegways have had their share of bad reviews. In late 2015, online sales bloomed and everyone wanted to have their own. It was the top 1 technology trend in 2015, until suddenly; Amazon removed the sale of all Swegways for their website. A lot of other dealers followed. Why? It is because supply was surpassing demand and a lot of Chinese manufactures began making Swegways with unsafe, cheap and shoddy materials. This led to some cases where these devices went on fire and exploded and unluckily, some poorly made products ended up giving Swegways a bad reputation. In 2016, most of these products are banned from Wal-Mart, Overstock, Amazon, eBay, etc. However, manufacturers that are still making are now following much more strict safety guidelines.

Suitable for Kids

A Swegway scooter is recommended for ages 14 and up. However, it may be suitable if your younger kid can control it safely. A lot of children from ages 10+ successfully ride Swegways. Keep in mind that these devices travel pretty fast so they can be hazardous if not correctly used. A lot of adults and kids have fallen off and got an injury. Always read the instruction before letting your kid use a Swegway in order for you to instruct them on how to safely use the device.