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Cambridge Elevating Residential Elevators Recalled Due to Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children

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Cambridge Elevating Residential Elevators Recalled Due to Child Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children

Name of Product:

Residential elevators

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.

Recall Date:

September 29, 2022

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Cambridge Elevating residential elevator models Elmira and Heritage. The Cambridge Elevating brand name is located on the controller. The elevators are used in consumers’ homes.

Remedy:

Consumers should keep unsupervised young children away from the recalled residential elevators and contact Cambridge Elevating Inc. 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 upon request.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported  

Sold At:

Cambridge Elevating and authorized residential elevator dealers nationwide from 1991 through August 2022 for between $12,000 and $60,000 including installation.

Manufacturer(s):

Cambridge Elevating Inc., of Canada

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.

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