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Approximately 60,000 home elevators in the U.S. are under recall due to a defect that may cause serious injuries to intended users, according to a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Reports said the Porta “residential elevators” are equipped with a plastic lock that may open the landing door before the elevator car arrives. Homeowners who own the potentially faulty elevators are at high risk of sustaining serious fall injuries if they walk through the elevator door before its car arrives. Although no one was reportedly injured before the recall was issued, the Illinois-based company is aware of two elevator lock failure incidents. Porta told consumers to refrain from using the elevators and contact their maintenance provider for a free lock replacement.
The Nashville product liability attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP understand that families are often devastated when their loved ones suffer injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance. Call our office today at (615) 277-2765 to find out how we could help you receive compensation.