Residential Elevator Recall: Children Trapped in Elevators Suffer Serious Injury or Death

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and three leading elevator manufacturers (Bella Elevator, LLC, Inclinator Company of America, and Savaria Corporation) are announcing three separate voluntary recalls of about 69,000 residential elevators. The recall comes after the discovery of a hazardous gap space in between the landing door and the elevator cab door. The gap is wide enough for a small child to fit in and can result in harmful injury when the elevator is called to another floor and the exterior door locks the young child in the space between the doors as depicted in the diagram.

Owners of the recalled elevators should pay extra caution when small children are near the elevators and should keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators. To remedy the hazardous condition, space guards are being provided free of charge by the manufacturers, and assistance with space guard installation is also provided on request. Owners of the recalled elevators can contact the manufacturers for instructions on how to measure for space guards to correct any hazardous gap.

Small children who have suffered injury or death from a residential elevator may be entitled to compensation. Abraham Watkins has helped victims of product recalls recover damages for their pain, suffering, and loss for decades, including minor children and their families.  If your minor child or a loved one has been injured as a result of a residential elevator, it is vital you find an attorney experienced and proven in handling these claims. Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas. Contact us today by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1-800-870-9584