Home elevators are an important accessibility feature in many homes. However, children may become entrapped between the exterior hoistway door and interior car door or gate and suffer serious injury or death when the elevator is called to another floor. Children have been seriously injured or killed in residential elevator entrapment incidents. To reduce this risk, thyssenkrupp Access Corp. is conducting a Recall to Inspect Home Elevators in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Elevators installed with more than four (4) inches of space between the hoistway door and elevator car door or gate can pose a risk of serious injury or death to children.
- If your home elevator has more than four (4) inches of space between its doors on any landing or floor, take steps to block children from accessing it until you are able to arrange for installation of Space Guards or other measures to reduce this space.
- Please click here for more information about the steps that you need to take to reduce the space between the hoistway door and elevator car door or gate.
- Take steps to protect children even if children do not live in your home. Children have been seriously injured or killed in vacation rentals or while visiting grandparents’ and other people’s homes equipped with an elevator.
- Never let a child ride in an elevator without an adult, and do not let children play on or around an elevator.