Residential Elevators Recalled after Child Sustains Brain Injury

Residential Elevators Recalled after Child Sustains Brain Injury
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March 19, 2015

A residential elevator company has issued a recall after a 10-year-old boy sustained a catastrophic brain injury.

The elevators, made by Coastal Carolina Elevators can operate while the gate door is open. The company has received three incident reports involving the elevators.

About 240 elevators are affected by the recall.

This recall includes Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators that are installed in homes with multiple floors. They have a manual accordion-style car gate door with vinyl laminate inserts and a control panel with up and down buttons, light switch, telephone, emergency stop button and power failure light.

They were sold by Coastal Carolina Elevators through residential contractors and home builders, including DRHorton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009 for between $16,000 and $25,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and contact Coastal Carolina Elevator for a free repair.

Coastal Carolina Elevators can be contacted at (843) 399-6545.