January 4, 2000
Lift-U Wheelchair Lifts Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain Lift-U wheelchair lifts,
manufactured between April 1998 - April 1999, because the failure of a soft seat check
valve in these wheelchair lifts may allow the front and rear platform barriers to return
to a horizontal position from the vertical position in which they are supposed to be
This could allow a wheelchair to roll off the lift
platform, injuring its occupant.
Approximately 2,500 wheelchair lifts are affected
by this recall.
Lift-U is providing replacement soft seat check
valves to the OEMs involved (See 99V-242 for vehicle manufacturers involved). Owner
notification began during November 1999. Owners may contact Lift-U at 1-209-838-2400.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99E035]
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