Waupaca Elevator Recalls to Inspect Elevators Due to Injury Hazard



This recall involves residential elevator models Custom Lift 450# and Custom Lift 500#, shipped and installed between 1979 and 2008. The recalled elevators are used in consumers’ homes. The Custom Lift 450# elevators have serial numbers 10-1001 through 10-3131. The Custom Lift 500# elevators have serial numbers 10-3132 through 10-8111; 010-00-8112 through 010-10-8786; and 110-00-1000 through 110-03-1179. The serial number can be found on the front or bottom of the controller box or on the base of the powerhead. The powerhead can be located in the attic, closet, machine room, crawl space, garage, or the bottom of the hoistway.
Product:
Residential elevatorsAbout 8,000
Retailer:
Waupaca Elevator's dealers nationwide from 1979 through 2008 for between $5,000 and $14,000.
Recall Date:    Oct 25, 2018
Injury:
The firm has received 12 reports of the elevator cab falling unexpectedly, including 10 reported injuries that resulted in strained or sprained knees and ankles, and broken bones.
Mfg:
Waupaca Elevator Company of Appleton, Wis.
Mfg Country:
USA
Recall ID:    8438
Last Published:    Oct 25, 2018
Official Site:    Link

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Emert Number:    19022
Emert Status:    Announced