Name of product:
Residential elevators with electro mechanical door locks (EMDLs)
Hazard:
The plastic locks can allow the landing door to open before the elevator car arrives, posing a serious fall hazard to consumers attempting to board the elevator.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
August 3, 2016
Units:
About 60,000
Consumer Contact:
Consumers should contact their elevator service company. Consumers can also contact Porta Inc. toll-free at 844-719-9037 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday or online at www.emiporta.com and click on "Important Product Safety Notice" for more information. Consumers also can email the firm at emdlinfo@emiporta.com.

Recall Details

Description:
This recall involves all residential elevators with plastic electro mechanical door locks. The EMDLs are installed as part of a complete residential elevator system. Locks included in this recall have a plastic generation 1, 2, 3 or 4 latch and keeper attached to the upper corner on the elevator side of each landing door. A UL or ETL label affixed to the bottom of the EMDL box has “Porta Inc.” printed on it.
 
Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using elevators equipped with the electro mechanical door locks and contact their elevator service company to have the plastic locks replaced with metal parts.
Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received two reports of lock failure. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At:

Elevator manufacturers nationwide from January 2005 through December 2011 for between $20,000 and $40,000.

Manufacturer(s):
Porta Inc., of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-238