Residential Elevators Recalled by Savaria Corporation Due to Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children
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Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators
Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate due to a hazardous gap, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
January 11, 2022
This recall involves Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators manufactured from 1999 through 2021. Models include: Eclipse, Infinity, Kwiklift, MR and HR. Model names are located on the elevators’ controllers. 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.
Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators and parts were sold nationwide through a network of authorized dealers and, occasionally, directly to consumers from January 1999 through December 2021 for between approximately $20,000 to $35,000 including installation.
Savaria Corporation, of Canada
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