Lift Gate Failure Risk Prompts Thieman Tailgates Recall
The Roller Chains on Lift Gate May Fail
Thieman Tailgates is recalling more than 500 TVL125, TVL125A, TVL16, TVL16A, and SP TVL125A AL 75X48+18+6 D/FACS lift gates.
The roller chains on the affected lift gates may fail.
If a supporting chain fails unexpectedly during operation, one side of the platform would drop, increasing the risk of an injury to someone on the lift gate or those nearby.
Thieman has notified the truck equipment distributors/dealers, body manufacturers, and owners that purchased the affected lift gates and Theiman distributors will replace the roller chains, free of charge.
The recall began August 24, 2016.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Thieman customer service at (800) 524-5210, ext. 104.