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Residential Elevators Inc., is recalling about 5,250 traction elevators over concerns that “the elevator cab can rise unexpectedly to the top of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an impact hazard to any occupants in the elevator cab,” according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
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Update: Residential Elevators Recalled Following Child Death

Custom Elevator, of Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, has issued a nationwide recall [3.] for about 15,200 residential elevators after a 7-year-old child died in July 2021 at a vacation home in North Carolina after becoming entrapped in a residential elevator.

"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 between the doors and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor," CPSC said.

The recall affects Custom Elevator residential elevators with either hydraulic drives (HYD) or winding drum drives (WD). They were sold to elevator contractors nationwide from 2003 through August 2022 for between $10,000 and $25,000.

This recall began on September 29, 2022.

What's the Problem?

This CPSC Recall affects traction residential elevators with models LLT-952, LLT-953, LLT-954 and LLT-955, which were shipped and installed between January 2014 and April 2017. CPSC is aware of at least 6 reports of a failure in the motor gearbox assembly.

The recalled elevators were sold at Residential Elevators’ dealers and home builders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2017 for between $18,000 and $50,000. If you purchased an elevator that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Residential Elevators to schedule a free repair.

This recall began on September 10, 2020.

Otis Elevators Recalled for "Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children"

Otis Elevator Company is recalling about 5,000 Otis and CemcoLift Private Residence Elevators [2] after the company received at least 4 reports of "... an Otis or CemcoLift private residence elevator that resulted in a crushed spine and abdomen, fractured hip, broken arm and feet, and bruising to the face and chest," according to the CPSC.

The recall affects Otis private residence elevators purchased before 2012 and CemcoLift private residence elevators purchased from 1999 to 2012. This recall began on December 17, 2020.

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CPSC Announces Industry-Wide Recall of Residential Elevators Over Entrapment Risk

The CPSC and Bella Elevator, LLC, Inclinator Company of America, and Savaria Corporation, are announcing 3 separate recalls [1] of about 69,000 residential elevators over concerns that 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, suffering serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.

"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," CPSC said. "Space guards will be provided free of charge and assistance with space guard installation will be provided on request."

This recall began on January 11, 2022.

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