This is a piece of junk and sadly made in the USA. I got this as a Christmas gift form my little granddaughter who was so happy because she thought it was such a great item. Well, I started using it in February. It has fallen apart almost everytime, never stood up.
Yesterday I was in Ikea and a lady tapped me on the shoulder to tell me the bottom of this junk cane was behind. She then told me her mom had one and got rid of it. It is dangerous as you never know when it will fall apart.
I called the company and they were rude and told me I don't know how to use it. Then I tried to leave a review on their website and got an email saying it would not be posted because it did not meet their standards. Their standards are no negative reviews. Only positive reviews are posted. This should be taken off the market until it is made right. It is out right DANGEROUS.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend