Child's Injury Prompts Residential Elevators Recall

Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC is recalling the Elmira Hydraulic elevators after receiving three reports of incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC of Little River, S.C., is recalling about 240 Elmira Hydraulic residential hydraulic elevators after receiving reports of three incidents, including an injury that resulted in a catastrophic brain injury to a 10-year-old boy from Baltimore, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. The elevator can operate while the gate door is open, posing a crushing hazard, according to its announcement.

Coastal Carolina Elevators LLC has recalled about 240 units of these elevators, according to CPSC.CPSC said the elevators were installed in homes with multiple floors. They are equipped with a manual, accordion-style car gate door and a control panel with up and down buttons, light switch, telephone, an emergency stop button, and a power failure light. "Cambridge Elevating" is printed on the elevator's push button panel. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled elevators and should contact Coastal Carolina Elevator for a free repair by calling collect at 843-399-6545 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visiting www.coastalcarolinaelevators.com and clicking on the Recall tab at the top of the page (effective April 6, 2015, according to CPSC).

The elevators were sold through residential contractors and home builders, including D.R. Horton, in South Carolina from January 2006 through December 2009 for between $16,000 and $25,000. They were manufactured in Canada by Cambridge Elevating.

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