U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission & Three Leading Elevator Manufacturers Announce Recalls Of Residential Elevators Due To Industry-Wide Issue Of Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk Of Serious Injury Or Death To Young Children
Manufacturers Providing Free Safety Devices To Address Hazardous Gap Spaces Between Home Elevator Doors
On January 11, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Bella Elevator, LLC, Inclinator Company of America, and Savaria Corporation, have announced three separate, voluntary recalls of about 69,000 residential elevators.
Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate if there is a hazardous gap, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
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.
Bella Elevator, Inclinator Company of America, and Savaria Corporation have agreed that all current manufacturing and distribution of future residential elevators will comply with applicable voluntary safety standards to eliminate the young child entrapment hazard. The CPSC previously warned consumers about residential elevators in July 2021.
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