Altec Issues Recall for Aerial Devices Due to Equipment Instability
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August 21, 2015

Altec Industries is recalling several of its aerial devices due to safety concerns.

The Birmingham, AL manufacturer is issuing the decision in regards to certain model year 2007-2015 aerial devices, produced between June 1, 2006 and April 1, 2015. The affected aerial devices outrigger interlock control system may not properly deploy causing instability of the boom.

If the aerial device is operated while the outrigger is not properly deployed it can cause instability of the boom, increasing the risk of injury to the user. The outriggers are required to be properly deployed before the boom is moved from the rest. While it is unlikely that an operator would operate the unit without the outriggers properly deployed, in some situations and conditions on the affected units, it is possible to do so.

Altec aerial devices are used for electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and lights and signs markets. About 2,500 devices are being recalled.

Altec will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aerial device with a new outrigger interlock module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2015.

Owners may contact Altec customer service at (205) 991-7733 for additional information.