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Child’s Catastrophic Brain Injury Prompts Recall of Hydraulic Elevators

recalled elevatorThe CPSC today announced a recall of Coastal Carolina residential hydraulic elevators because the elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard. There have been three incidents reported, including one injury that resulted in a catastrophic brain injury to a ten-year-old boy.

The recall involves about 240 units of the Elmira Hydraulic residential elevators, which were sold at Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders from January 2006 through December 2009. They havea 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 a power failure light. “Cambridge Elevating” is printed on the elevator’s push button panel.

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

Source: CPSC

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