The CPSC has issued a number of recalls recently affecting numerous manufacturers of in-home, residential elevators and lifts.
The Agency has stated, “Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate due to a hazardous gap, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.”
Which Brands of Elevators Are Being Recalled?
Savaria and Garaventa – This elevator recall was issued on January 11, 2022. This recall involves Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators manufactured from 1999 through 2021.
Models include: Eclipse, Infinity, Kwiklift, MR and HR. Model names are located on the elevators’ controllers. The elevators are used in consumers’ homes.
Bella – In a separate announcement, Bella also recalled some of their elevators on January 11, 2022. This recall involves Bella residential elevators manufactured from 2009 to 2021.
Models include Symmetry IGD, Hydraulic, and Winding Drum Elevators. The Symmetry brand name is located on the elevators’ controllers. The elevators are used in consumers’ homes.
Inclinator – Also on January 11, 2022 and in a final recall notice, Inclinator branded elevators have also been recalled due to the entrapment hazard cited in all of the CPSC recall notices. This recall involves Inclinator residential elevators manufactured from 1979 through 2021.
Models include: Winding Drum (450 – 1,000 lb.), Hydraulic Drive, Chain Drive, Traction Drive and Overhead Cable Drum. Serial numbers are located on the elevator controllers, stamped on the rails, or on the outside of the drum for Winding Drum units. The elevators are used in consumers’ homes.
How To Protect Your Children
The CPSC has advised, “Consumers should keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators and contact the manufacturers for instructions on how to measure for space guards to correct any hazardous gap. Space guards will be provided free of charge and assistance with space guard installation will be provided on request.”
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