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Halacha - Scooter for children in shabbat
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I would like to know about using scooters or rollers for children up to 8 or 9 years old in a place with eruv. I've heard bike is a problem but on this you can see its only for playing.
Answer: It is fine. The primary problem with a bike is the risk that the chain may fall off and require a repair, which would be forbidden on Shabbos. Since scooters and skates are simpler and contain to chains, there is less risk of needing fixing and there are no grounds for concern.
posted:2012-01-15 16:30:09


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