Description: This recall involves Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators manufactured from 1999 through 2021. Models include: Eclipse, Infinity, Kwiklift, MR and HR. Model names are located on the elevators' controllers. The elevators are used in consumers' homes. [Learn More]
About 19,500 units were affected by this recall.
Residential Elevators Recalled by Savaria Corporation 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.
Savaria and Garaventa branded residential elevators Recall Information
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Hazard||Young children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate due to 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||Savaria toll-free at 855-983-5520 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.home-elevator-door-gap.com or www.savaria.com and click on "Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.|