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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