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CPSC, Manufacturer Reannounce Home-Elevator Recall

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and manufacturer Waupaca Elevator Co. of Appleton, Wisconsin, have reannounced an October 2018 recall and are warning consumers not to use Custom Lift 450# and 500# home-elevator models until an overspeed safety device is installed by a local dealer. The models were sold through dealers nationwide from 1979-2008,…

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Vacation Rental Owners Urged to Disable Home Elevators

Vacation Rental Owners Urged to Disable Home Elevators

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

Following the July 11 death of a child in a North Carolina Outer Banks residential elevator, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Acting Chairman Robert Adler, in a July 20 emailed letter, urged vacation rental platforms, including Airbnb, Vrbo and others, to take steps to protect renters. Specifically, the letter asks the platforms to immediately notify…

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TKE Says CPSC Home-Elevator Lawsuit “Ignores Facts”

By Elevator World | July 12, 2021

In a press release issued on July 7 shortly after the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced it had filed a lawsuit to order Thyssenkrupp Access Corp. to recall home elevators it manufactured until it exited the business in 2012, TK Elevator (TKE) said the information from CPSC “puts semantics ahead of real attempts…

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