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Update: Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Fall Hazard
Terex is recalling 2019-2020 TL80 and TL100 aerial devices which were manufactured with rotation bearing bolts that may loosen during unit use, causing them to fail. “If the rotation bearing bolts fail, the boom could fall, increasing the risk of injury or death,” NHTSA said. Terex is notifying owners and dealers will install Field Service Kit Z1604 (replacement rotation bearing bolts, washers, pedestal reinforcement plates, bolt spacers), free of charge. This recall began on November 24, 2020.
What’s the Problem?
This recall affects 2009-2016 Terex TCX60/85 and SML65/90 aerial devices, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The rod eyes on the 25 ft lift cylinders of affected Terex Cranes may fail prematurely, NHTSA said. If the rod eye fails the lift boom will drift down. The remaining cylinder may not support the boom fully and will slowly leak down. These scenarios increase the risk of an injury.
Terex is notifying registered owners and dealers will replace the rod eyes and shims, free of charge. This recall began in April 2020.
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Terex Digger Derrick Recall
Terex is recalling 2018-2019 C4045, C4047, C5050, and C7066 Digger Derrick vehicles due to an engine computer program error which could cause the remote engine start/stop function to become disabled.
A disabled remote engine start/stop prevents the digger derrick operator from shutting the engine off during hydraulic issues on the digger, increasing the risk of injury, according to the NHTSA. This recall began on April 16, 2020.
Terex Aerial Device Recall
Terex South Dakota, Inc. is recalling 2019-2020 TL80 and TL80/112 aerial devices for incorrectly labeled decals which state that the chassis can be 5 degrees out of level for aerial device use.
If the aerial device is used with the chassis out of level it may result in an unstable condition which may cause the unit to tip, increasing the risk of injury to the operator and bystanders. This recall began in May 2020.
Do I Have a Terex Cranes Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Terex Cranes Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Terex Crane, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.