Inclinator Company of America Recalls Residential Elevators Due to Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children
Name of Product:
Inclinator residential elevators
Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate if there is a hazardous gap, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
January 11, 2022
This recall involves Inclinator residential elevators manufactured from 1979 through 2021. Models include: Winding Drum (450 – 1,000 lb.), Hydraulic Drive, Chain Drive, Traction Drive and Overhead Cable Drum. Serial numbers are located on the elevator controllers, stamped on the rails, or on the outside of the drum for Winding Drum units. The elevators are used in consumers’ homes.
Consumers should keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators and contact the manufacturers for instructions on how to measure for space guards to correct any hazardous gap. Space guards will be provided free of charge and assistance with space guard installation will be provided on request.
Inclinator residential elevators and parts were sold through a network of authorized dealers and, occasionally, directly to consumers from January 1979 through December 2021 for between approximately $20,000 and $35,000 including installation.
Inclinator Company of America Inc., of Harrisburg, Pa.
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