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Residential Elevators Recalls to Inspect Elevators Due to Impact Hazard (Recall Alert)

New recall announced for this product with a new remedy; includes elevators that received repair under this recall. See https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Residential-Elevators-Recalls-Elevators-Due-to-Impact-Hazard-Recall-Alert.

  • Operating panel inside the elevator cab identifying the manufacturer
  • The door to the elevator generally matches all other doors in the home. The elevator gate may be open metal lattice or a solid folded sliding door.
  • The door to the elevator generally matches all other doors in the home. The elevator gate may be open metal lattice or a solid folded sliding door.
  • Recalled traction elevator
Name of Product:
Traction elevators
Hazard:

The elevator cab can rise unexpectedly to the top of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an impact hazard to consumers in the elevator cab.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
March 29, 2018
Units:
About 5,250
Consumer Contact

Residential Elevators toll-free at 877-943-4734 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at clientservices@residentialelevators.com, or online at www.residentialelevators.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall 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 a label on the operating panel inside the elevator cab.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Residential Elevators to schedule a free inspection and, where a replacement part is needed, a free repair. Elevators that have been inspected by the company since May 2017 do not require a new inspection. Residential Elevators is able to determine whether a residential elevator is included in the recall by the consumer’s street address. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of the elevator cab rising unexpectedly to the top of the shaft. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Residential Elevators’ dealers and home builders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2017 for between $18,000 and $50,000.

Manufacturer(s):

Residential Elevators Inc., of Crawfordville, Fla.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
18-733
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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