The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move unintentionally.

Equipment Adaptive

Date Announced
JAN 29, 2009
Vehicles Affected
3
NHTSA Campaign #
09V039000
Summary
Obs is recalling 3 ricon wheelchair lifts which it installed on certain blue bird and Dodge Sprinter school buses. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 404, "platform lift installations in motor vehicles." The anti-stow interlock may not detect the presence of a wheelchair or mobility aid user. The pressure sensing switch that detects the presence of weight on the platform was not adjusted to the necessary sensitivity level. The lift could stow even though someone or something is still on the lift.
Actions
Obs is working with ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge (please see 07E097). Owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or obs at 1-330-453-3725.
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