The Hello Kitty wheelchair features protective spoke guards decked out in Hello Kitty patterns and bright pink upholstery displaying a pattern of Hello Kitty heads. Those clamoring for health care reform should start here.
Recently featured at the always amusing Hello Kitty Hell website, this uber-cute wheelchair has a lot in common with other Hello Kitty branded items some might feel are in questionable taste... such as adult toys, an air sickness bag, even a color coordinated toilet accessories set.
With the Hello Kitty wheelchair, Sanrio (Hello Kitty's license holder) is treading on dangerous ground. I'm sure that whomever gave the go-ahead for this project had the best intentions in mind, and I'd like to believe that the intent was to make hospitals less frightening for children - and there is indeed a Hello Kitty Hospital in Taiwan though it's a maternity hospital.
One wonders, however, how anyone who's not a young girl will feel when they're offered a ride in the Hello Kitty wheelchair. I mean, if things have gotten to the point where you NEED a wheelchair, a sweetly decorated one really isn't going to improve your frame of mind. maybe just the opposite.
Not much info is available on the Hello Kitty wheelchair, a fact that indicates it's not an item offered for sale at the retail level. Buyers do get their choice of spoke guards: choose from Kitty Red, Kitty Cream or Kitty Family. Feeling sick yet? (via Hello Kitty Hell and In A Nutshell)