Residential Elevators Inc., recalls elevators due to impact hazard
The recall issued September 10, 2020 affecting about 5,250 units involves traction residential elevators with models LLT-952, LLT-953, LLT-954 and LLT-955 shipped and installed between January 2014 and April 2017. The recalled elevators are used in consumers’ homes. “Residential Elevators” is printed on the light in the operating panel inside the elevator cab.
The recall was issued for the following hazard. The elevator cab can rise unexpectedly to the top of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an impact hazard to any occupants in the elevator cab.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Residential Elevators, Inc. to schedule a free repair. All affected elevators must be repaired, including elevators that have been inspected as part of the firm’s March 29, 2018 recall.
Some elevators may have already received the new CPSC approved remedy for this recall. Residential Elevators is able to determine whether a residential elevator is included in this recall by the consumer’s street address. Residential Elevators is contacting all known purchasers with affected elevators to schedule a free repair. For additional information about this recall visit cpsc.gov or contact Residential Elevators, Inc.
Recent CPSC Alert issued Aug 01, 2019
The alert addresses the excessive space between the car gates and hoistway doors on older model residential elevators installed prior to the safety standard, ASME A17.1-2016, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert can be found on their site regarding the dangerous gap between hoistway landing doors of older home elevators.
The latest ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators has reduced the space permitted between swing hoistway doors and accordion car doors. CPSC urges consumers to contact their elevator manufacturer or an elevator installer to obtain critical safety devices to address this hidden hazard. The CPSC also notes the gap on older elevators can be eliminated by placing space guards on the back of room access doors or installing an electronic monitoring device that deactivates the elevator if a child is detected in the space. CPSC Alert
Waupaca Elevator recalls home elevators manufactured between 1979 and 2008.
The recalled models include the Custom Lift 450 and Custom Lift 500 series and consist of approximately 8,000 units. Advisory: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Waupaca Elevator to schedule a free gearbox inspection and the installation of a free over-speed braking device. Waupaca Elevator also will provide the installation of a free gearbox if the gearbox inspection reveals that the gears in the gearbox have worn down.
For additional information visit the US Consumer Product Safety Division CPSC.GOV
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