Smeal Issues Recall of Aerial Firetrucks Due to Touchscreen Defect

the touchscreens may experience false switch activations that can cause accessories to turn on or off

Smeal Issues Recall of Aerial Firetrucks Due to Touchscreen Defect
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September 26, 2016

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. is recalling six model year 2015-2016 Aerial fire apparatus vehicles equipped with Class 1 Ultraview Touchscreens manufactured by Hale Products.

These touchscreens may experience false switch activations that can happen without the operator's knowledge causing accessories to turn on or off, affecting vehicle performance.

The unintended turning on or off of accessories such as emergency beacons or automatic snow chains can increase the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin October 10, 2016.

Smeal will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the unit's software, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Smeal customer service at (877) 415-8628.