Think before you buy
- Consider how the scooter will be used.
- Try out different models to see which suits you best and also compare prices.
- Pay attention to details.
- Read the instructions and make sure you can assemble the scooter safely.
- In Finland instructions must be provided in Finnish and Swedish.
- If there is a danger that fingers will get caught in a foldable scooter, the Customs and Tukes require a warning to this effect.
- Parents should supervise small children when they use a scooter and should help them get the scooter ready for use.
- Consider whether your child has the necessary skills and can keep his or her balance.
- Teach your child how to use the scooter.
- Invest in protective equipment, especially a helmet.
- Watch out for fingers when folding the scooter.
- Remind your child about traffic rules and how to act in traffic.
Keep it in good condition and use it correctly
- Always check the scooter before use.
- Assemble the scooter carefully and make sure everything is properly fastened.
- Tighten screws if you feel wobbling.
- Regularly check bearings and the scooter's general condition.
- An ordinary scooter is not designed for doing tricks on stairs and ramps.
- Most small aluminium scooters have freely turning front wheels and handles. Make sure the wheel does not whip around!
- Watch out for fingers! They can get caught when you fold the handle.
- Buy a scooter which has been carefully made and assembled. Sharp edges and loose screws are dangerous.
- Be careful in traffic and watch out for other people.
- Supervise small children!