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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 locked.

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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During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
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