Micro Bird Recalls School Buses with Seats that May not Meet Flammability Requirements

Micro Bird Recalls School Buses with Seats that May not Meet Flammability Requirements
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June 24, 2015

Corp. Micro Bird Inc. is recalling certain model year 2015 G5 school buses that were manufactured between February 2, 2015 and April 1, 2015.

The affected school buses have seat bottoms whose foam core may not meet the flammability requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 302, "Flammability of Interior Materials."

If the bus seats are built with this seat bottom foam core, the seats may not resist catching fire in the presence of an ignition source, increasing the risk that a fire may start or spread.

Earlier this month, Blue Bird Body Company issued a recall for the same issue affecting its 2016 Vision and All American rear engine school buses.

All of the G5 school buses impacted by this latest recall are still with dealers. Therefore, an owner notification letter will not be issued. Dealers will replace the school bus seat bottoms in question with foam that is compliant to the safety standard.

Those with further questions about this recall can contact Micro Bird customer service at 1-819-477-2012.

Micro Bird's reference number for this recall is 15-059-HUS.