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Child’s Catastrophic Brain Injury Prompts Recall of Residential Elevators

  • Coastal Carolina residential elevator
Name of Product:
Residential hydraulic elevators
Hazard:
The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 19, 2015
Units:
About 240
Consumer Contact

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

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

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.

Manufacturer(s):
Cambridge Elevating, of Canada
Manufactured In:
Canada
Distributor(s):

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

Recall number:
15-102
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