Child’s catastrophic brain injury prompts recall of residential elevators sold exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators due to crushing hazard.
Name of Product: Residential hydraulic elevators
Hazard: The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Coastal Carolina Elevator for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Coastal Carolina Elevators collect at (843) 399-6545 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.coastalcarolinaelevators.com and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page (effective April 6, 2015). http://www.cpsc.gov/en/
Units: About 240
Description: This recall involves Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators. The elevators were installed in homes with multiple floors. They have 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 power failure light. “Cambridge Elevating” is printed on the elevator’s push button panel.
Incidents/Injuries: Coastal Carolina Elevators has received three reports of incidents with the elevators, including one injury that resulted in a catastrophic brain injury to a 10-year-old boy from Baltimore, Md.
Sold at: Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders, including DRHorton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009 for between $16,000 and $25,000.
Distributor: Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC, formerly Seaside Elevator LLC, of Little River, S.C.
Manufacturer: Cambridge Elevating, of Canada
Manufactured in: Canada