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CPSC Recalls Residential Elevators after Boy Suffers Catastrophic Brain Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling residential elevator units after three reports of incidents, one of which left a 10-year-old boy with a catastrophic brain injury. The elevators in question are Elmira Hydraulic residential elevators, manufactured by Cambridge Elevating and distributed by Coastal Carolina Elevators.

Elmira Hydraulic units were installed in homes with multiple floors. According to the CPSC’s description, “they have a manual accordion-style car gate door with vinyl laminate inserts and a control panel with up and down buttons, light switch, telephone, emergency stop button and power failure light.” The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using the elevators immediately and to contact Coastal Carolina for repairs.

Deaths, injuries, and property damage resulting from consumer products cost the nation over $1 trillion every year in medical, repair, and other expenses. The attorneys at Lopez McHugh are dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of consumers that have been injured by defective products. If you or a loved one was injured in an incident involving an Elmira Hydraulic elevator, contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.