Kickboard scooters

  

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.

 

Teach children

  • 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.

 

Avoid risks

  • 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!