S&K Series (L Model)




February 1, 2010

RE:  Safety Standard Recall Notification 09E-061


Ricon has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in the Ricon wheelchair lift installed in your vehicle.


WHAT IS BEING RECALLED:


This recall applies to all Ricon DOT Public Use, “L-model” S and K Series wheelchair lifts manufactured between October 2007 to December 18, 2009, with serial numbers in the range between 227703 and 252585. The model designation can be identified as follows:


DOT Public Use - SXXXX-LXXXXXXXX
DOT Public Use - KXXXX-LXXXXXXXX


WHY IS IT BEING RECALLED:

As with all other Ricon lifts, this lift was designed to stop automatically when the operator runs it from the ground level to the vehicle floor level, as long as the operator continues to depress the “UP” button until the lift stops on its own.  If, however, the operator releases the “UP” button while the lift is still moving, the lift may continue to move and eventually initiate stowage, which could tilt the platform prematurely.  Though this condition is remote, operating the lift in a manner other than specified in the instructions can be considered a form of misuse that is foreseeable.  In most cases, this solution, will involve a simple, remote software upload process that will be handled by the nearest authorized Ricon agent, and should take just a few minutes.   This situation could cause personal injury.


WHAT RICON WILL DO:


Ricon have developed a combination hardware and software based solution that is implemented by changing out the printed circuit control board on the lift.  Ricon will provide material and labor to mitigate affected units.  Please contact Ricon’s Customer Service Department at (800) 322-2884 or by email at LMcNutt@wabtec.com  for further details.


Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. 




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