Child’s Catastrophic Brain Injury Prompts Recall of Residential Elevators Sold Exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators Due to Crushing Hazard

The elevator can operate while the gate door is open and can result in serious injury.

Recall date: March 19, 2015
Recall number: 15-102
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Residential hydraulic elevators


The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Coastal Carolina Elevators collect at (843) 399-6545 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page (effective April 17, 2015).

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Recall Details


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This recall involves Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators. The elevators were installed in homes with multiple floors. They have a manual accordion-style car gate door with vinyl laminate inserts and a control panel with up and down buttons, light switch, telephone, emergency stop button and power failure light. “Cambridge Elevating” is printed on the elevator’s push button panel.


Coastal Carolina Elevators has received three reports of incidents with the elevators, including one injury that resulted in a catastrophic brain injury to a 10-year-old boy from Baltimore, Md.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Coastal Carolina Elevator for a free repair.

Sold at

Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders, including DRHorton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009 for between $16,000 and $25,000.


Cambridge Elevating, of Canada


Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC, formerly Seaside Elevator LLC, of Little River, S.C.

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