Reflective Decal on School Bus Stop Arms May Be Loose, Prompts Recall

The decal may peel loose from the stop arm, potentially reducing visibility to other drivers

Reflective Decal on School Bus Stop Arms May Be Loose, Prompts Recall
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August 11, 2016

Specialty Manufacturing Co. is recalling 3,796 Transpec T6000, T6100, and T7000 series school bus stop arms due to a problem with their decals.

The affected stop arms have a reflective decal that may peel loose from the stop arm. As such, these stop arms fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 131, "School Bus Pedestrian Safety Devices."

Without a reflective decal, the stop arms would have reduced visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Specialty will notify the bus manufacturers that purchased the affected stop arms, and their dealers will replace the stop arm blade assembly free of charge.

The recall began on December 17, 2015.

For more information, owners may contact Specialty Customer Service at (800) 951-7867.