A number of residential elevators were recalled by different companies due to a danger of child entrapment hazard and a risk of serious injury or death to young children. The residential elevators in question were manufactured by Savaria Corporation, of Canada, and Bella Elevator, LLC, d/b/a Symmetry Elevating Solutions, of Peoria, Illinois.
The recalled Savaria units also involve Garaventa branded residential elevators. This recall deals with elevators manufactured from 1999 through 2021 with models including Eclipse, Infinity, Kwiklift, MR, and HR. On the other hand, the recalled Bella residential elevators were manufactured from 2009 to 2021 and include the following models: Symmetry IGD, Hydraulic, and Winding Drum Elevators.
As a remedy, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is recommending consumers to keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators due to the risk of entrapment and serious injury or death. Consumers are told to contact the manufacturers for instructions on how to measure for space guards to correct any hazardous gap. Manufacturers have agreed to provide space guards free of charge and assistance with space guard installation, on request.
Bella, Savaria, and Garaventa elevators parts were sold through authorized dealers, and sometimes directly to consumers nationwide for a price varying between $20,000 and $35,000 including installation.
If you or a loved one has been injured by one of these elevators, call Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an incident of this nature. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that companies are held fully accountable.
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