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Residential hydraulic elevators recalled

Child’s catastrophic brain injury prompts recall of residential elevators sold exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators due to crushing hazard.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Residential hydraulic elevators

Hazard: The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard.

Remedy: Repair

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/Recalls/2015/Childs-Catastrophic-Brain-Injury-Prompts-Recall-of-Residential-Elevators/

Recall Details

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