Description: This recall involves Inclinator residential elevators manufactured from 1979 through 2021. Models include: Winding Drum (450 - 1,000 lb.), Hydraulic Drive, Chain Drive, Traction Drive and Overhead Cable Drum. Serial numbers are located on the elevator controllers, stamped on the rails, or on the outside of the drum for Winding Drum units. The elevators are used in consumers' homes. [Learn More]
About 39,300 units were affected by this recall.
Inclinator Company of America Recalls Residential Elevators Due to Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children
Residential Elevator with Space Between the Exterior Landing (Hoistway) Door and Interior Elevator Car (Accordion) Door. A young child can become entrapped if there is a hazardous gap between the doors.. Scenario depicting a child trapped between an exterior landing (hoistway) door and an interior elevator car door due to a hazardous gap. The exterior door locks the young child in the space between the doors when the elevator is called to another floor, putting the child at risk of being crushed or pinned and suffering serious injuries or death.
Inclinator residential elevators Recall Information
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Hazard||Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate if there is a hazardous gap, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.|
|Remedy||Consumers should keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators and contact the manufacturers for instructions on how to measure for space guards to correct any hazardous gap. Space guards will be provided free of charge and assistance with space guard installation will be provided on request.|
|Contact||Inclinator Company toll-free at 833-620-2949 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.home-elevator-door-gap.com or www.inclinator.com and click on "Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.|